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Routledge Research in Gender and Art


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Routledge Research in Gender and Art is a new series in art history and visual studies, focusing on gender, sexuality, and feminism. Proposals for monographs and edited collections on this topic are welcomed.

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Transnational Perspectives on Feminism and Art, 1960-1985

Transnational Perspectives on Feminism and Art, 1960-1985

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Jen Kennedy, Trista E. Mallory, Angelique Szymanek
April 27, 2021

Transnational Perspecives on Feminism and Art, 1960-1985 is a collection of essential essays that bring transnational feminist praxis into conversations with histories of feminist art in the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s. The artistic practices and processes examined within these pages all center ...

Modern Women Artists in the Nordic Countries, 1900-1960

Modern Women Artists in the Nordic Countries, 1900-1960

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Kerry Greaves
April 06, 2021

This transnational volume examines innovative women artists who were from, or worked in, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sápmi, and Sweden from the emergence of modernism until the feminist movement took shape in the 1960s. The book addresses the culturally specific conditions that ...

Feminist Visual Activism and the Body

Feminist Visual Activism and the Body

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Basia Sliwinska
December 31, 2020

This book examines contemporary feminist visual activism(s) through the lens of embodiment(s). The contributors explore how the arts articulate and engage with the current sense of crisis and political concerns (e.g. equality, decolonisation, social justice, democracy, precarity, vulnerability), ...

Emma Hamilton and Late Eighteenth-Century European Art Agency, Performance, and Representation

Emma Hamilton and Late Eighteenth-Century European Art: Agency, Performance, and Representation

1st Edition

By Ersy Contogouris
June 30, 2020

This book offers a renewed look at Emma Hamilton, the eighteenth-century celebrity who was depicted by many major artists, including Angelica Kauffman, George Romney, and Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun. Adopting an art historical and feminist lens, Ersy Contogouris analyzes works of art in which Hamilton ...

Female Body Image in Contemporary Art Dieting, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, and Fatness

Female Body Image in Contemporary Art: Dieting, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, and Fatness

1st Edition

By Emily L. Newman
June 30, 2020

Numerous contemporary artists, particularly female artists, have chosen to examine the idealization of the female body. In this crucial book, Emily L. Newman focuses on a number of key themes including obesity, anorexia, bulimia, dieting, self-harm, and female body image. Many artists utilize their...

Artist-Parents in Contemporary Art Gender, Identity, and Domesticity

Artist-Parents in Contemporary Art: Gender, Identity, and Domesticity

1st Edition

By Barbara Kutis
June 04, 2020

This book examines the increasing intersections of art and parenting from the late 1990s to the early 2010s, when constructions of masculine and feminine identities, as well as the structure of the family, underwent radical change. Barbara Kutis asserts that the championing of the simultaneous ...

Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy

Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy

1st Edition

By Valerie Hedquist
August 02, 2019

The reception of Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy from its origins to its appearances in contemporary visual culture reveals how its popularity was achieved and maintained by diverse audiences and in varied venues. Performative manifestations resulted in contradictory characterizations of the painted...

Feminist Subjectivities in Fiber Art and Craft Shadows of Affect

Feminist Subjectivities in Fiber Art and Craft: Shadows of Affect

1st Edition

By John Corso Esquivel
July 10, 2019

This book interprets the fiber art and craft-inspired sculpture by eight US and Latin American women artists whose works incite embodied affective experience. Grounded in the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, John Corso Esquivel posits craft as a material act of intuition. The book ...

Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art Women, Agency, and the Trojan War

Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art: Women, Agency, and the Trojan War

1st Edition

By Anthony F. Mangieri
October 03, 2017

The Trojan War begins and ends with the sacrifice of a virgin princess. The gruesome killing of a woman must have captivated ancient people because the myth of the sacrificial virgin resonates powerfully in the arts of ancient Greece and Rome. Most scholars agree that the Greeks and Romans did not ...

Representing Duchess Anna Amalia's Bildung A Visual Metamorphosis in Portraiture from Political to Personal in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Representing Duchess Anna Amalia's Bildung: A Visual Metamorphosis in Portraiture from Political to Personal in Eighteenth-Century Germany

1st Edition

By Christina K. Lindeman
May 05, 2017

The cultural milieu in the “Age of Goethe” of eighteenth-century Germany is given fresh context in this art historical study of the noted writers’ patroness: Anna Amalia, Duchess of Weimar-Sachsen-Eisenach. An important noblewoman and patron of the arts, Anna Amalia transformed her court into one ...

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