In this major book, Griselda Pollock engages boldly in the culture wars over `what is the canon?` and `what difference can feminism make?. In this book, art historian Griselda Pollock makes a compelling intervention into a debate at the very centre of feminist art history: should the traditional canon of. Buy Differencing the Canon: Feminism and the Writing of Arts Histories (Re Visions: Critical Studies in the History & Theory of Art) 1 by Griselda Pollock ( ISBN.

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Or should we displace present gender demarcations and allow the ambiguities and complexities of desire to shape our readings of art?

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Contents feminisms encounter with the canon. Pollock avoids both an unnuanced critique of masculine canons and an unquestioning celebration of women artists.

F45 P63 Unknown. Account Options Sign in. Differencing the Canon moves between feminist re-readings of the canonical modern masters – Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Manet – and the ‘canonical’ artists of feminist art history, Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt.

Differencing the Canon

Psychology Press- Social Science – pages. On the jouissance of the other. Skip to search Skip to main content. Pattanaik Snippet view – Differencing the Canon moves between feminist re-readings of modern masters – Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Manet – and the canonical artists of feminist art history Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt.

Pollock refrains from making suggestions as to the direction education should take, and instead focuses on the debate itself, and what it tells one about the differences between women, and their ways of interpreting art. Other editions – View all Differencing the Canon: No fee was paid by the author for this review. For more control over what you subscribe to, head on over to our subscription page.


The flow of the book is wondrous, as Pollock builds each new idea onto the next, rounded out with rigorous research. SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Imprint London ; New York: This will subscribe you to all of our newsletters, rhe, and promotional content. This article is not an endorsement, but a review.

Selected pages Title Page. Changing Patterns in a Global Context Susanne. In Differencing the CanonGriselda Pollock examines the tenacity of the canon’s appeal, and explores both the fantasies and desires served by traditional heroic narratives in art history, and those which drive feminist criticism to oppose them Using experimental formats and different voices, Differencing the Canon goes beyond the academic canon to get closer to the grain of the feminist voice, using difference as a dynamic force to open up the possibilities for reading complex visual art.

Pollock, Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, draws on her formidable background as an art historian to add a new element to the debate over feminist readings of art.

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She draws on psychoanalysis and deconstruction to examine the project of reading for ‘inscriptions in the feminine’, and asks what the signs of grixelda might be in art made by an artist who is ‘a woman’. Publisher’s Summary In this major new book, renowned art historian Griselda Pollock makes a compelling intervention into a debate at the very centre of feminist art history: My library Help Advanced Book Search.


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Pollock unpacks the representation of culturally resonant female figures in a range of texts, from Manets depiction of the model Jeanne Duval in his painting Olympia, to Charlotte Brontes Lucy Snowe, artists representations of Cleopatra and Angela Carters Black Venus. Physical description xviii, p. The author of this book provided free copies of the book to have their book reviewed by a professional reviewer.

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Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Feminist Desire and the Writing of Art’s Histories. An Anthology Hilary Robinson No preview available – Publication date ISBN differenving. She draws on psychoanalysis and deconstruction to explore questions of sexuality and cultural difference, and although she asks more questions than she answers, the questions themselves are searingly insightful and important.

Browse related items Start at call number: Book Reviews Foreword Reviews Art. The question of the traditional, patriarchal canon, of whether it should be rejected, replaced or reformed, is a debate at the centre of feminist art history.