This book is dedicated to the memories of Robert Branham, my professor at Bates College, whose teaching, scholarship, and humanity continue to inspire and sustain me, and to my grandma, Dorothy Grosser, whose beauty, spirit, and love are with me all the time. I would also like to thank Leighton Pierce, Franklin Miller, Michael McGee, Lauren Rabinowitz, Doris Witt, Camille Seaman, and Bruce Gronbeck at the University of Iowa for their wisdom, guidance, generosity, and support. I am especially grateful to Barbara Biesecker, my teacher, colleague, and friend, who offered perceptive comments on the manuscript and unfailing encouragement. My appreciation also goes out to the University of Iowa Graduate College, which assisted me with the award of a Seashore Dissertation Year Fellowship. At Syracuse University, I am indebted to Jane Marsching, Doug Dubois, Mark Durant, Jude Lewis, John Orentlicher, Loren Schwerd, and Owen Shapiro for their art, friendship, and constructive advice. Additional thanks go to John Sloop, and Catherine Murphy, Lisa Wigutoff, and Myia Williams at Westview Press.
Table of Contents
List of Photos -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Addiction, Rhetoric, and Feminism: The Ballad of (Hetero) Sexual Dependency -- 2. Drew Barrymore's Coming of Age(ncy): The Performance of Addiction and the Challenge of Feminist Criticism -- 3. Funny, She Doesn't Look Drew-ish: Jewish Addicts and the "Truth" of Recovery -- 4. Recovering the "Special Issue" of Feminist Art and Performance: Women, Children, and Lesbians Last -- 5. Passing, Queering, and Recovering: Feminist Psychoanalysis and the Performance of Plastic Surgery -- 6. Nan Goldin's Retrospective and Recovery: Framing Feminism, AIDS, and Addiction -- Bibliography -- Index.
Melissa Pearl Friedling is Assistant Professor of Film in the Department of Art/Media Studies at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University.