Themes: psychosomatic constitution and obligation to external world.
- Impulse to address and implicate existing institutions in relation to the pain and oppression
of the individual.
o Wollstonecraft: the yoking of the body
o Norton: looks at law which is dangerous to the person
o Prince: socio-legal system that damages both slave and master
o Bronte: social and moral structures which result in damage to the self.
- Polemical agendas which seeks reform, but also creates an individual of a position of
exclusion; much desire for self-proprietary self.
- Kahlo’s date of birth choice: literally sees herself coming into being at the same time as the
Mexican Revolution. Cultural success – reclaiming of the Aztec/mexicanidad mythos-