Looking Back to the Future: 1990-1970 / Edition 1

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"Griselda Pollock, in seeking to understand her own paradoxical role as critic and historian, has established not only a social and historical framework for her practice, but also a self-critical one. Internationally, Pollock is recognized as a significant writer on art and arguably the most important voice in feminist art history in Britain. She has also become a significant force in the area of Cultural Studies and is widely read by those outside the discipline of Art History. In this selection of recent essays, she insightfully engages all major areas of contemporary theory, especially focusing on sexed subjectives, post-colonialism and Marxist-informed history." Penny Florence, in her commentary, places Pollock's critique of Modernism, art history and criticism within the context of the social, political and ideological developments that have taken place since the 1970s.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
Introduction: Looking Back to the Future: Penny Florence
Essays: Griselda Pollock

Part I: Critical Positions: Addressing the Now
Critical Positions
Trouble in the Archives
Femwatching in the 1990s

Part II: Feminism, History, and Contemporary Practice in the Visual Arts
Feminist Interventions in History: On the Historical, the Subjective, and the Textual
Painting, Feminism and History
Abandoned at the Mouth of Hell or A Second Look that Does Not Kill: The Uncanny Coming to Matrixial Memory

Part III: Historical Re-Visions
Proximity and the Color of Desire: The Laboring Body and Its Sex
On Mary Cassatt's Reading Le Figaro or The Case of the Missing Women

Part IV: Cinematic Moments
Crows, Blossoms, and Lust for Death- Cinema and the Myth of Van Gogh as the Modern Artist
Empire, Identity, and Place: Masculinities in Greystroke: The Legend of Tarzan

Part V: Autohistories
Territories of Desire: Reconsiderations of an African Childhood
Deadly Tales
Commentary: Griselda Pollock and Feminist Critique: Post/Modernism in the Fourth Dimension: Penny Florence

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