File spoon-archives/french-feminism.archive/french-feminism_1999/french-feminism.9903, message 18


Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 13:00:56 -0700
Subject: Kristeva



Forgive the cross-post, but I thought some might be interested.  Do not respond
to me but to the original poster.

Kathy

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mary Jo Aagerstoun <mjaag-AT-wam.umd.edu>
> To: feminist art history listserv <fah-AT-netdreams.com>
> Date: Monday, March 22, 1999 9:16 AM
> Subject: new NOMADS/"Massage" address
>
> >Some of you have been having trouble accessing "Massage," the online art
> >journal that will house the special issue on "The Monstrous Feminine" from
> >June 1- Sept 1.  Please try one of the following addresses.  If you try
> >the first, just click on "Massage" once you get in.  And if you have
> >problems, please let me know.
> >
> >www.nomadnet.org (click on MASSAGE)
> >
> >or
> >
> >www.nomadnet.org/massage.html
> >
> >The issue is looking very exciting. To refresh your memory, the special
> >issue of "Massage" on the Monstrous Feminine proceeds from the theoretical
> >work of Julia Kristeva (esp. her essay "The Power of Horror") and Barbara
> >Creed (a film theorist who invented the term "monstrous feminine" and
> >builds her argument on the Kristeva notion of the "abject" as she
> >articulated it in her Powers of Horror essay).
> >
> >So far I have submissions re: Orlan and Medusa; "framing" the monstrous
> >feminine, or how women artists' use of monstrous feminine imagery
> >challenges phallocentric "framing" (this essay cites Jenny Saville, Jo
> >Spence and Cindy Sherman as examples); the history of filth and
> >cleanliness in urban US and its connection with domesticity and social
> >control of women;  Nicole Demerin's large format color photographs of
> >staged enactments/updates/appropriations of the femme fatale and
> >mythological female monsters and their connection with the 19th Century
> >"gothic" aesthetic and contemporary feminist concerns; and Yayoi Kusama
> >as/and the monstrous feminine. I am waiting now for a submission from Gaye
> >Chan on her work re: the Lesbian Body and/as monstrous feminine; and a
> >piece on Faith Ringgold's "Monstrous Women" quilt now in the traveling
> >retrospective (currently in Baltimore), possibly compared with AFrican
> >American artists' use of Aunt Jemima as warrior/liberator, and (an only
> >recently discovered) sculpture of "War" as the monstrous feminine by
> >Augusta Savage.  In the Project Room we will be featuring the "Anatomical
> >Garments" of Swiss artist Barbara Graf that explore the "monstrous"
> >feminine body as prison, but a "prison" that can be deconstructed.
> >
> >Look for it on the web in June.  And please send me your reactions!
> >
> >
> >+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> +++
> >Mary Jo Aagerstoun
> >University of Maryland at College Park
> >mjaag-AT-wam.umd.edu
> >NB!  If sending attachments, please use this email address:
> >maryjo-AT-mathisnet.com
> >+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> +++
> >
> >
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--
Kathleen O'Grady
Department of Religious Studies
University of Calgary
Social Sciences 1308
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, Alberta  T2N 1N4  Canada

Phone: (403) 220-7063
Fax: (403) 210-0801
Email: kogrady-AT-ucalgary.ca
or ko10001-AT-hermes.cam.ac.uk




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