This essay examined the relationship between P&D and feminism in American contemporary art. It was part of the exhibition catalogue for the 2018-2020 exhibition “Pattern and Decoration: Ornament as Promise,” co-organized by the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst (Ludwig Forum) and the Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Vienna (mumok) and also exhibited at the Ludwig Múzeum (Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest).
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The performances of Christ in the text of The Dream of the Rood construct a masculinity for Christ that is majestic, martial, and specifically heterosexual and that relies on a fragile opposition with a femininity defined as dominated Other in the figure of the Cross. His particularly constructed masculinity, explored rather than merely assumed or revered, adds a new dimension of gendered heterosexuality to our understanding of this Old English poem.
The term “culture war” is often used to describe the relationship between evangelical Christianity and movements like feminism. Given the increasing dependence of religious groups on online media, analysis of the discourse therein offers an effective means of examining patterns within Christian discourse about feminism. The current study examines a corpus of 147 articles from a popular online North American Reformed Christian news site, focusing on what feminism is most frequently associated with and counterexamples to these characterizations. Feminism was consistently connected with false theology, breakdown of marriage/traditional gender roles, promiscuity and nontraditional sexuality, abortion, anti-Christian cultural change, and liberal politics. However, a minority of dissenting voices suggests that some are allowed to express cautious support of feminism.
One of the most familiar literary topics is the seduction scene. Both Shakespeare and Milton enhance this tradition by shifting the motives offered by the seducer to ones fitting increasingly autonomous and ambitious women, foreshadowing many of the concerns of modern feminism.
A review of the Whitney Biennial 2017 from a feminist perspective.
An essay discussing the political aspects of digital art works by Emilia Forstreuter, Jennifer Hall, Claudia Hart, Yael Kanarek, Jeanette Louie, Ranu Mukherjee, Mary Bates Neuvauer, Marie Sivak, Camille Utterback, Adrianne Wortzel, and Janet Zweig.
This essay is a discussion of artist Sarah Maple.
This collaboratively written article explores the pedagogical role of MOOCs today through analysis of a MOOC on contemporary art and feminism, created by Katy Deepwell, editor of the international feminist art journal n.paradoxa. Parme Giuntini offers an updated overview of MOOCs and their increasing value as OERs for faculty and students. Feminist art historians Anne Swartz and Kathleen Wentrack investigate the n.paradoxa MOOC from different, but complimentary perspectives. Wentrack explores the structure, documents, and interactivity of the MOOC as a rich source of feminist material useful to both students and scholars. Swartz addresses Deepwell’s international treatment of transnational feminism at a moment when feminIsm is under worldwide siege.
This article shows how Rachna Mara’s collection of short stories Of Customs and Excise puts forth a cosmopolitan feminism that reveals the losses and gains of diaspora in an arena of partiality and relationality.