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The textuality of the body : Orlan's performance as subversive act

Author: Kara Lee
Publisher: [Blacksburg, Va.] : [University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University], [2007]
Dissertation: M.A. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2007
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Document : Thesis/dissertation : eBook   Computer File : English
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In this paper, I argue that the performance artist Orlan uses feminist tactics of subversion in her presentation of the body as art. I enter the feminist debate over Orlan's work to indicate that the critics who consider the history of performance art produce more fecund discourse. At the same time, I encourage more discussion over the racial dimensions of Orlan's art, which I describe as de-colonizing her body's  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
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All Authors / Contributors: Kara Lee
OCLC Number: 182939045
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In this paper, I argue that the performance artist Orlan uses feminist tactics of subversion in her presentation of the body as art. I enter the feminist debate over Orlan's work to indicate that the critics who consider the history of performance art produce more fecund discourse. At the same time, I encourage more discussion over the racial dimensions of Orlan's art, which I describe as de-colonizing her body's representation.

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