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Beschreibung

The Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice investigates the widely debated, deeply flawed yet influential concept of the uncanny through the lens of feminist theory and contemporary art practice. Not merely a subversive strategy but a cipher of the fraught but fertile dialogue between feminism and psychoanalysis, the uncanny makes an ideal vehicle for an arrangement marked by ambivalence and acts as a constant reminder that feminism and psychoanalysis are never quite at home with one another.

The Feminist Uncanny begins by charting the uncanniness of femininity in foundational psychoanalytic texts by Ernst Jentsch, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan and Mladen Dolar, and contextually introduces a range of feminist responses and appropriations by Hélène Cixous, Julia Kristeva and Sarah Kofman, among others. The book also offers thematically organised interpretations of famous artworks and practices informed by feminism, including Judy Chicago's Dinner Party, Faith Ringgold's story quilts and Susan Hiller's 'paraconceptualism', as well as less well-known practice, such as the Women's Postal Art Even (Feministo) and the photomontages of Maud Sulter. Dead (lexicalised) metaphors, unhomely domesticity, identity and (dis)identification, and the tension between family stories and art's histories are examined in and from the perspective of different artistic and critical practices, illustrating different aspects of the feminist uncanny.

Through a 'partisan' yet comprehensive critical review of the fascinating concept of the uncanny, The Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice proposes a new concept, the feminist uncanny, which it upholds as one of the most enduring legacies of the Women's Liberation Movement in contemporary art theory and practice.



Autorentext

Alexandra M. Kokoli is Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture - Fine Art at Middlesex University, and Research Associate at the Visual Identities in Art and Design (VIAD) Research Centre, University of Johannesburg. She is the editor of Feminism Reframed: Reflections on Art and Difference (2008) and Susan Hiller, The Provisional Texture of Reality: Selected Talks and Texts, 1977-2007 (2008).



Zusammenfassung
The Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice investigates the widely debated, deeply flawed yet influential concept of the uncanny through the lens of feminist theory and contemporary art practice. Not merely a subversive strategy but a cipher of the fraught but fertile dialogue between feminism and psychoanalysis, the uncanny makes an ideal vehicle for an arrangement marked by ambivalence and acts as a constant reminder that feminism and psychoanalysis are never quite at home with one another.The Feminist Uncanny begins by charting the uncanniness of femininity in foundational psychoanalytic texts by Ernst Jentsch, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan and Mladen Dolar, and contextually introduces a range of feminist responses and appropriations by H l ne Cixous, Julia Kristeva and Sarah Kofman, among others. The book also offers thematically organised interpretations of famous artworks and practices informed by feminism, including Judy Chicago's Dinner Party, Faith Ringgold's story quilts and Susan Hiller's 'paraconceptualism', as well as less well-known practice, such as the Women's Postal Art Even (Feministo) and the photomontages of Maud Sulter. Dead (lexicalised) metaphors, unhomely domesticity, identity and (dis)identification, and the tension between family stories and art's histories are examined in and from the perspective of different artistic and critical practices, illustrating different aspects of the feminist uncanny.Through a 'partisan' yet comprehensive critical review of the fascinating concept of the uncanny, The Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice proposes a new concept, the feminist uncanny, which it upholds as one of the most enduring legacies of the Women's Liberation Movement in contemporary art theory and practice.

Inhalt

Introduction: Why Witches?
Part 1 ('Theory')
Chapter 1: The Uncanny Feminine
Chapter 2: The Feminist Uncanny
Part 2 ('Practice')
Chapter 3: 'Moving Sideways' and Other Dead Metaphors: Susan Hiller's Paraconceptualism
Chapter 4: Squats and Evictions: The Uncanny as Unhomely
Chapter 5: Dinner Parties: Eating Out, Coming Together
Chapter 6: Legions ('For we are many')
Chapter 7: Family Albums: World Making as Compensation
Postscript A: The Academic One
Postscript B: The Melancholic One
Bibliography
Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Feminist Uncanny in Theory and Art Practice
Autor:
EAN: 9781472505583
ISBN: 978-1-4725-0558-3
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Usa
Genre: Philosophie
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Veröffentlichung: 11.08.2016
Jahr: 2016
Untertitel: Englisch