Feminism Reframed : Reflections on Art and Difference


Feminism Reframed : Reflections on Art and Difference



Edited by Alexandra M. Kokoli.

Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Alisia Chase: “Draws Like a Girl”: The Necessity of Old School Feminist Interventions in the World of Comics and Graphic Novels.

This collection is a timely intervention into current debates about art, history, feminism and visual culture. Coming at the moment when contemporary art practices are themselves involved in re-cycling, re-evaluating and re-enacting the past, it asks how feminism s own troubled histories can be reframed productively in the present. The questions that feminism raised in the 1970s and 80s are still pertinent, and are addressed in a number of original essays: What does gender equality mean in the arts? How can women s subjectivities be articulated or performed differently in art practices? Can attention to gender enable us to engage with complex differences of race, sexuality and class, of age and generation? Do we need new interpretative and conceptual models for writing about art? Alexandra Kokoli s thoughtful and illuminating introduction reminds us that reframing is a risky but exciting business if it makes us ask these questions anew, with attention to the politics and aesthetics of the present. Feminism Reframed demonstrates how the fraught and fertile relationship between feminism and the visual arts continues to produce challenging art historical scholarship that demands and engages our attention.



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Publication Information

Newcastle, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.

vi, 291 p. : illustrations ; 22 cm.


Art Practice




Located in Drake Library at: N72.F45 F4426 2008

Feminism Reframed : Reflections on Art and Difference