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Frayed Edges: Mediating Women in Popular Culture
A decade and a half ago, at my thesis defense, Dr. Marlene Kadar said: “your work is interdisciplinary, so it will always have frayed edges. That is part of the richness.” Dr. Kadar’s devotion to critical innovative ...
outside the lines
The exhibition Outside The Lines features 10 artists who represent the beyond and within of lines through their artistic practices. This exhibition brings together diverse ways of working with materials to show qualities ...
Masculinity and Migration: The Black Atlantic Lives of Henry Highland Garnet and Peter Thomas Stanford
Rev. Henry Highland Garnet (1815-82) and Rev. Peter Thomas Stanford (c. 1860-1909) were nineteenth-century African American ministers whose dramatic lives intersected. Both descended from enslaved black southerners; both ...
Judy Chicago, the 1960s, and the Metaphor of Sex
“Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?” the feminist collective Guerrilla Girls once asked, underscoring visual art’s view of women as objects. Unsurprisingly, this masculinism underpins much life writing ...
Jane Rule and the Archive: New Models for Researching Women’s Lives
Marlene Kadar's injunction to expand the conceptual framework of autobiography had implications not only for the study of the genre, but also for research about and by women more generally. The strict boundaries by which ...
Creating Disabled Birth, Curing Capitalism: Reading Ina Mae Gaskin’s Spiritual Midwifery as Memoir-Meets-Manual
In the 1970’s, the contemporary home birth movement began to take hold in the United States through a back-to-the-land counter culture movement and the feminist health movement, perhaps most inspired by the work of Ina Mae ...
“Don’t Freaking Act Here! This is Reality!”: Reality Web Series Ultra Rich Asian Girls as Digital Autoethnography
Kevin Li’s reality YouTube series Ultra Rich Asian Girls, featuring a cast of extraordinarily wealthy young Chinese Canadian women in Vancouver, British Columbia, has garnered controversy from its inception in 2014. The ...
Auto-Theory as an Emerging Mode of Feminist Practice Across Media
Joan Hawkins describes Chris Kraus’s I Love Dick (1998) as “theoretical fiction,” meaning not simply fiction informed by theory but fiction in which “theory becomes an intrinsic part of the ‘plot,’ a mover and shaker in ...
The Autobiographical Pack
This paper seeks to revisit and revise the autobiographical pact in light of current work done on companion species, especially dogs, by emphasizing that Donna Haraway’s foregrounding of becoming together and the importance ...