Additional 6,000-word contributions are sought for an already formed
edited collection on contemporary feminist approaches to art history
and visual culture. The collection will be published by Cambridge
Scholars Press within 2007.
Art historians, practicing artists, and scholars in visual/cultural
theory are invited to submit abstracts of approx. 500 words and a short
biography to the editor Alexandra Kokoli ( email@example.com ), by
16th February 2007.
Completed essays will be due in April 2007.
Proposals on: performance art; art and/as craft; and feminist
conceptualism are particularly encouraged, but all topics within the
scope of the collection will be considered.
Feminism Reframed: Reflections on Art and Difference addresses the on-going dialogue between feminism, art history and visual culture from contemporary scholarly perspectives. The essays in this volume
contribute to the discussion around the shifting roles of feminist and gender-inflected theorisations of art and visual culture in criticism, history and practice since the 1970s. Over the past thirty years, the critical interventions of feminist art historians in the academy, the press and the art world have not only politicised and transformed the themes, methods and conceptual tools of art history, but have also contributed to the emergence of new interdisciplinary areas of investigation, including notably that of visual culture. Although the impact of such fruitful transformations is indisputable, their exact contribution to contemporary scholarship and their changing function within the academy remains a matter for debate, not least because feminism itself has changed significantly since the Women’s Liberation Movement. Side-stepping facile and vague characterisations such as ‘post-feminist’, Feminism Reframed offers a complex re-evaluation of different strands in feminist thought and practice around art and visual culture since the 1970s, highlighting continuities as well as points of disjunction. The essays of this volume explore the gaps and
omissions of established methodologies and prevalent art historical
narratives, while also recovering valuable tools and insights that may be deployed in contemporary contexts and put to new uses. Feminism Reframed reviews and revises existing feminist art histories but also reasserts the need for continuous feminist interventions in the academy, the art world and beyond.
Dr. Alexandra M. Kokoli
University of Sussex,
BN1 9QN, U.K.
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