Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 August 2013

384 Pages | 91 Halftones, black & white, 16 Illustrations, colour

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719087981

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After-affects | after-images

Trauma and aesthetic transformation in the virtual feminist museum

Griselda Pollock

Published by Manchester University Press

Rethinking Arts Histories MUP

  • Written by Griselda Pollock, arguably the world's most influential feminist art historian
  • Brings a feminist perspective to the new field of trauma studies
  • Explores the trauma of rape, first and second generation Holocaust experience, diaspora and exile, and the horrific encounter with atrocity
  • Spans the history of art, from 'The Rape of Daphne' by Gianlorenzo Bernini to the work of contemporary feminist artists including Bracha L
  • Ettinger, Louise Bourgeois, Alina Szapocznikow, Anna Maria Maiolino, Vera Frenkel, Chantal Akerman and Sarah Kofman
  • Four of these artists, Alina Szapocznikow, Vera Frenkel, Chantal Akerman, and Sarah Kofman, experienced the Nazi death camps first hand or had close relatives who perished there

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