Reflections on the Legacies of Feminist Art History & Visual Culture
One-day conference hosted by the Department of Art History, University
of Sussex, UK
Saturday, 16 September 2006
Invited Speaker: Professor Griselda Pollock, University of Leeds
This one-day conference interrogates traditions of feminist art
history, theory, and practice from contemporary feminist and other
critical perspectives, by asking questions including but not limited
to: What is the place of feminism in art history and the study of
visual culture today? Is feminist analysis possible without theory? Why (still) write on women artists? Whither feminism and psychoanalysis? Whither gender in and beyond postmodernity? Is there (and/or should there be) an extant or emergent feminist canon? How has the content and deployment of key theoretical concepts changed since the 1970s? How do we address the fact that theory has its own history?
9.30-11.00: SESSION ONE
9.30-10.00: Jennifer G. Germann (University of Washington), "Do we need another feminist heroine? Reconsidering the historical legacies of Madame de Pompadour and Marie Leszczinska"
10.00-10.30: Ruth Hemus (University of Edinburgh), "Why have there
been no great women Dadaists?"
10.30-11.00: Joanne Heath (University of Leeds), "Women artists with
and without feminism: The case of Frida Kahlo"
11.00-11.30: COFFEE BREAK
11.30-13.00: SESSION TWO
11.30-12.00: Alisia Chase (State University of New York at
Brockport), "'Draws Like a Girl': The Necessity of Old School Feminist Interventions in the World of Comics and Graphic Novels"
12.00-12.30: Catherine Grant (Courtauld Institute of Art), "The
Uncertain Spectator: Theories of female spectatorship and the work of Anna Gaskell"
12.30-13.00: Rachel Zerihan (Nottingham Trent University), "Feminine
Features: Re-evaluating Intimacy and Intuition as Political Strategies for Performance"
14.00-15.30: SESSION THREE
14.00-14.30: Alexandra Kokoli (University of Sussex), "Fetishism and
the Stories of Feminist Art"
14.30-15.00: Karen Roulstone (University of Plymouth), "Rethinking
Absence: Feminist Legacies, Critical Possibilities"
15.00-15.30: Anthea Behm (University of New South Wales), "The
15.30-16.00: COFFEE BREAK
16.00-17.30: SESSION FOUR
16.00-16.30: Griselda Pollock (University of Leeds), "Differencing
Difference: What is it that feminist interventions do?"
16.30-17.30: Roundtable discussion with the panellists
[17.30: Conference ends]
For further information, contact the conference organiser, Dr.
Alexandra Kokoli, at firstname.lastname@example.org Booking forms available on-line: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/arthistory/ All bookings must be received by 8th September 2006.
The organiser would like to thank the Department of Art History, the
School of Humanities and the Graduate Research Centre for the
Humanities at the University of Sussex, as well as the AHRC, for their generous financial assistance.
I would also like to acknowledge the kind help of Dr. Michele O'Malley with conference organisation and the administrative support of Ms. Lindzey Mullard. Last but not least, I would like to thank Professor Nigel Llewellyn and Dr. Liz James of the Department of Art History at the University of Sussex for their enthusiasm, encouragement and practical support.
Dr. Alexandra M. Kokoli,
'Difference Reframed' Conference,
c/o Ms. Lindzey Mullard,
Co-ordinator, Department of Art History,
Arts B, University of Sussex,
Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex,
BN1 9QN, United Kingdom.
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