Griselda Pollock and the Spaces of Writing Painting

Alison Rowley

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Written from the perspective of studying and teaching with Griselda Pollock at the University of Leeds from 1993 to 2002, the essay is structured around key examples of her exploration of painting as the site of historical knowledge and inscriptions of social and psychic subjectivity in, of and from the feminine. Beginning in 1988 with the essay "Modernity and the spaces of femininity" from the book Vision and Difference, it concludes with the catalogue essay "Nichsapha: Yearning/Languishing The Immaterial Tuché of Colour in Painting After Painting After History" written for the exhibition Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger: Artworking 1985-1999 in Brussels in 2000. Underlying this essay is a profound appreciation of the importance of the "Master of Arts in Feminist Historical, Theoretical and Critical Studies in the Visual Arts", established and directed by Griselda Pollock at the University of Leeds as a rigorous, creative and highly productive feminist, pedagogical and research environment in which to think and work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-93
Number of pages23
JournalImages. Journal of Visual and Cultural Studies
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017


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