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Author Barko, Cortney Cronberg Author.

Title Writers and Artists in Dialogue Historical Fiction about Women Painters Cortney Cronberg Barko [electronic resource]

Published New York Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers 201512, c2016


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Edition 1st, New ed.
Physical description 138 p.
Series Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature 122
Contents Contents: Tracy Chevalier and Eunice Lipton's Female Gaze: New Narratives about Women Painters – Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring –Eunice Lipton's Alias Olympia: A Woman's Search for Manet's Notorious Model and Her Own Desire – Interpreting the Paintings of Artemisia Gentileschi: Biography as Feminist Art Criticism – The Inseparability of Frida Kahlo's Life and Art: The Importance of Biography for Feminist Art Criticism – Susan Vreeland's Emily Carr: Inventing a New Rhetoric About Art for Women.
Summary This unique work of scholarship explores contemporary issues of male spectatorship and the importance of biography for art criticism in the work of Tracy Chevalier, Eunice Lipton, Anna Banti, Kate Braverman, and Susan Vreeland. Drawing upon feminist concepts on the male and female gaze, Dr. Cortney Cronberg Barko perceptively examines how these authors challenge androcentric models of reading by demonstrating women’s powers as readers and writers. This intriguing study reveals that authors working within the genre of fictionalized biographies of women painters reconstruct art history to create a new canon for women artists and invent a rhetoric about art that empowers women. This book is ideal for art history courses and a wide range of literature courses, including fiction, literary theory, literary criticism, feminist literary theory, and women's literature.
History notes Cortney Cronberg Barko received her Ph.D. in English from Northern Illinois University. She also holds graduate certificates in women’s studies and museum studies. Her areas of specialization are twentieth-century American literature, women’s studies and feminist theory. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of English at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, where she teaches courses in composition, literature, and editing. Dr. Barko is the author of «Rediscovering Female Voice and Authority: The Revival of Female Artists in Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles» published in Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies. She is also the Vice President/President Elect of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.
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