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Routledge Research in Gender and Art


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Routledge Research in Gender and Art is a new series in art history and visual studies, focusing on gender, sexuality, and feminism. Proposals for monographs and edited collections on this topic are welcomed.

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Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy

Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy

1st Edition

Valerie Hedquist
August 02, 2019

The reception of Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy from its origins to its appearances in contemporary visual culture reveals how its popularity was achieved and maintained by diverse audiences and in varied venues. Performative manifestations resulted in contradictory characterizations of the painted...

Feminist Subjectivities in Fiber Art and Craft: Shadows of Affect

Feminist Subjectivities in Fiber Art and Craft: Shadows of Affect

1st Edition

John Corso Esquivel
July 10, 2019

This book interprets the fiber art and craft-inspired sculpture by eight US and Latin American women artists whose works incite embodied affective experience. Grounded in the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, John Corso Esquivel posits craft as a material act of intuition. The book...

Emma Hamilton and Late Eighteenth-Century European Art: Agency, Performance, and Representation

Emma Hamilton and Late Eighteenth-Century European Art: Agency, Performance, and Representation

1st Edition

Ersy Contogouris
July 03, 2018

This book offers a renewed look at Emma Hamilton, the eighteenth-century celebrity who was depicted by many major artists, including Angelica Kauffman, George Romney, and Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun. Adopting an art historical and feminist lens, Ersy Contogouris analyzes works of art in which Hamilton...

Female Body Image in Contemporary Art: Dieting, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, and Fatness

Female Body Image in Contemporary Art: Dieting, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, and Fatness

1st Edition

Emily L. Newman
May 24, 2018

Numerous contemporary artists, particularly female artists, have chosen to examine the idealization of the female body. In this crucial book, Emily L. Newman focuses on a number of key themes including obesity, anorexia, bulimia, dieting, self-harm, and female body image. Many artists utilize their...

Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art: Women, Agency, and the Trojan War

Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art: Women, Agency, and the Trojan War

1st Edition

Anthony F. Mangieri
October 03, 2017

The Trojan War begins and ends with the sacrifice of a virgin princess. The gruesome killing of a woman must have captivated ancient people because the myth of the sacrificial virgin resonates powerfully in the arts of ancient Greece and Rome. Most scholars agree that the Greeks and Romans did not...

Representing Duchess Anna Amalia's Bildung: A Visual Metamorphosis in Portraiture from Political to Personal in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Representing Duchess Anna Amalia's Bildung: A Visual Metamorphosis in Portraiture from Political to Personal in Eighteenth-Century Germany

1st Edition

Christina K. Lindeman
May 05, 2017

The cultural milieu in the “Age of Goethe” of eighteenth-century Germany is given fresh context in this art historical study of the noted writers’ patroness: Anna Amalia, Duchess of Weimar-Sachsen-Eisenach. An important noblewoman and patron of the arts, Anna Amalia transformed her court into one...

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