weaving the unraveled as I ravel the strands’
textual influences ofthe term

Carnal Knowledge: Towards a ‘new Materialism’ through the Arts (2013), “Introduction” by Barbara Bolt The idea of the performative power of materiality that Bolt introduces has raised one possible strand of research relative to the function of visual and performative...
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subjugate that!
first scholarly neophyte research question to pursue relative to my dissertation interests

RESEARCH QUESTION: Are contemporary female visual artists using self subjugating language? —-end of requested—- Language sampling source and narrowing the playing field: Kristine Stiles and Peter Selz’s text, Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writings, 2nd...
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Responsive Textabation #6 – female hysteria and theatrical realism

Realism’s putative (commonly regarded) object, the truthful representation of social experience within a recognizable, usually contemporary, moment, remains a problematic issue for feminism, not least because theatrical realism, rooted in domestic melodrama, retains the oedipal family focus even as …....
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Responsive Textabation #5 — Metaphor and the binary as structures understanding the abstract (so freaking true)

Because I cannot leave well enough alone, I will discuss two quotes. The first quote is included because it is the essential framework for the essay to be communally comprehendible and fulfills the assignment. The second quote is chosen because...
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Responsive Textabation #4 — The Material World…
OMG YES! Plato, Plato, Plato! Why, oh why, did you not read Bolt and Bennett on the Material Turn?
Oh, yeah you’re dead!

Thus, through the colonization of the arts by cultural theory, arts very materiality has disappeared into the textual, the linguistic and the discursive. According to this conception, art is constructed in and through language. There is noting outside of discourse...
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Responsive Textabation #3
OBJECT [gender specificity] is to BECOME as SUBJECT [the biological] is to BORN.

“…there is also a more radical use of the doctrine of constitution that takes the social agent as object rather than the subject of constitutive act…When Simone de Beauvoir claims, ‘one is not born, but, rather becomes woman.’”    – Judith...
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textual + physical influences. if i were to pick again tomorrow, the list would shift about a bit. at the moment of writing this is what i called to mind.

Five nonfiction texts (scholarly sort of) – In order of exposure 1. Debord, Guy. The Society of the Spectacle. New York: Zone Books, 1995. Encountered – 2005 I read this while drifting maplessly afoot through Paris’ historic district in a...
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