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Addressing the other woman: Textual correspondences in feminist art and writing

Kimberly Lamm


This book analyses how three artists – Adrian Piper, Nancy Spero, and Mary Kelly – worked with the visual dimensions of language in the 1960s and 1970s. These artists used text and images of writing to challenge female stereotypes, addressing viewers and asking them to participate in the project of imagining women beyond familiar words and images of subordination. The book explores this dimension of their work through the concept of ‘the other woman,’ a utopian wish to reach women and correspond with them across similarities and differences. To make the artwork’s aspirations more concrete, it ... More

Keywords: Feminist Art, Feminist Writing, Black Feminism, Feminist Visual Studies, The Sign Woman, Feminist Publics, Racism, Aggression, Maternal Femininity, Textual Correspondences, Address, Feminist Imaginary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526121264
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526121264.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kimberly Lamm, author
Duke University