Lecture 011 Reading - The Discourse of Others.docx

1 Page

Women's Studies
Course Code
Women's Studies 2158A/B
Sonia Halpern

This preview shows half of the first page. Sign up to view the full page of the document.
Lecture 011 Reading – The Discourse of Others: Feminists and Post-Modernism (Craig Owens) - Among those prohibited from Western representation, whose representations are denied all legitimacy, are women. Excluded from representation by its very structure, they return within it as a figure for – a representation of – the unrepresentable (Nature, Truth, etc.) This prohibition bears primarily on woman as the subject, and rarely as the object of representation, for there is certainly no shortage of images of women. - Apparent crossing of the feminist critique of patriarchy and the postmodernist critique of representation; attempt to introduce the issue of sexual difference into the modernism/postmodernism debate (purpose of article) - Like all representations of sexual difference produced by culture, images do not simply show anatomical differences, but the values assigned to it as well. (phallic image) - Feminist voice regarded as one among many - In recent years there has emerged a visual arts practice informed by feminist theory and addressed to the issue of representation and sexuality – both masculine and feminine. - Male artists have tended to investigate the social construction of masculinity; women have begun the long overdue process of deconstructing femininity. - Some refuse to represent women at all, believing th
More Less
Unlock Document

Only half of the first page are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.