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Feminism and Tradition in Aesthetics

Edited by Peggy Z. Brand, and Carolyn Korsmeyer


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504 pages
6" × 9"
23 b&w illustrations

Feminism and Tradition in Aesthetics

Edited by Peggy Z. Brand, and Carolyn Korsmeyer


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Peggy Zeglin Brand is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University; she has published various essays on philosophy of art and on artworks by women.

Carolyn Korsmeyer is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York-Buffalo and is coauthor of Feminist Scholarship: Kindling in the Groves of Academe (1985) and co-editor (with Hilde Hein) of Aesthetics in Feminist Perspective (1993).


Foreword by Arthur C. Danto

Introduction: Aesthetics and Its Traditions/Peggy Zeglin Brand and Carolyn Korsmeyer

Part I

1. Beautiful and Sublime: "Gender Totemism" in the Constitution of Art/Paul Mattick, Jr.

2. Gendered Concepts and Hume's Standard of Taste/Carolyn Korsmeyer

3. Intensity and Its Audiences: Toward a Feminist Perspective on the Kantian Sublime/Timothy Gould

4. Stages on Kant's Way: Aesthetics, Morality, and the Gendered Sublime/Christine Battersby

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Part II

5. Oppressive Texts, Resisting Readers, and the Gendered Spectator: The "New" Aesthetics/Mary Devereaux

6. The Oppositional Gaze: Black Female Spectators/bell hooks

7. A History of Music/Renée Lorraine

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Part III

8. "Who is Speaking?" Of Nation, Community, and First-Person Interviews/Trinh T. Minh-ha

9. Interweaving Feminist Frameworks/Elizabeth Ann Dobie

10. Monologues from "Four Intruders Plus Alarm Systems" and "Safe"/Adrian Piper

11. Revising the Aesthetic-Nonaesthetic Distinction: The Aesthetic Value of Activist Art/Peggy Zeglin Brand

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Part IV

12. Has Her(oine's) Time Now Come?/Anita Silvers

13. Feminist Art History and De Facto Significance/Susan L. Feagin

14. Leonardo da Vinci and Creative Female Nature/Mary D. Garrard

15. Mothers and Daughters: Ancient and Modern Myths/Ellen Handler Spitz

16. The Image of Women in Film: A Defense of a Paradigm/Noel Carroll

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Part V

17. Analytic Aesthetics and Feminist Aesthetics: Neither/Nor?/Joanne B. Waugh

18. Reconciling Analytic and Feminist Philosophy and Aesthetics/Joseph Margolis

19. Why Feminism Doesn't Need an Aesthetic (And Why It Can't Ignore Aesthetics)/Rita Felski

20. The Role of Feminist Aesthetics in Feminist Theory/Hilde Hein

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