Artist Statement Feeling a strong need to reexamine and redefine photographic practice for contemporary relevance, I began producing work that engages the conceptual vocabulary of the time. With unidentified figures as a visual point of departure, I use the figure to examine the ways in which gender and culture shape the interactions, relationships and experiences […]
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The Spring 2017 issue of Signs is now available online. The issue features a symposium commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham’s pivotal Signs article, “African-American Women’s History and the The Metalanguage of Race.” The symposium, edited by Sherie M. Randolph, features essays by Robin D. G. Kelley, Tamar W. Carroll, Dayo F. Gore, Marlon M. Bailey and L. H. Stallings, and Randolph, as well as a response and reflection by Higginbotham.
Signs and the University of Chicago Press are pleased to announce that Leah Claire Allen’s article “The Pleasure of Dangerous Criticism: Interpreting Andrea Dworkin as a Literary Critic” has been awarded the 2017 Florence Howe Award for the field of English, presented by the Women’s Caucus of the Modern Language Association. The article was published in the Signs […]
Artist Statement In the video “Eat Cake,” a dance is enacted by another female character, whose place of origin is hard to determine from her dress code and general appearance. She materializes magically in a seat placed centrally in the video, in front of a large, dark cake that she proceeds to squat or genuflect […]
The Winter 2017 issue of Signs is now available. Table of Contents Complexities of Addressing Sex in Cell Culture Research Stacey A. Ritz Neoliberal Feminism and the Future of Human Capital Catherine Rottenberg No Doctors Required: Lay Activist Expertise and Pharmaceutical Abortion in Argentina Julia McReynolds-Pérez The Making of Humans and Their Others in and […]
This Short Takes: Provocations on Public Feminism features Andi Zeisler’s book We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement, with commentaries from Soraya Chemaly, Susan J. Douglas, Sara Evans, Amy Richards, and Kimberly Springer, with a response from Zeisler.
Signs is pleased to announce the publication of a new special issue, “Pleasure and Danger: Sexual Freedom and Feminism in the Twenty-First Century”! We are especially pleased that we are able to offer open access to all of the articles in the issue on a rotating basis: Signs editor Suzanna Danuta Walters’s introduction to the issue and Alice Echols’s retrospective essay on the 1982 Barnard Conference will remain freely available for the next three months, and all other articles in the issue will be made freely available for shorter periods.
Artist Statement Emerging from a discourse that combines art historical, political, and pop-cultural references, and through the lens of black and female identity, I aim to blur the distinctions between object and subject, concrete and abstract, real and imaginary. Indeed, the modes through which culture serves to shape perception across social, spatial, and ideological platforms […]
Kate Bolick, Rebecca Carroll, Nancy F. Cott, Bella DePaulo, Barbara J. Risman, and Judith Stacey discuss Rebecca Traister’s All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation. The forum also includes a response from Traister. A great discussion of marriage, singledom, and feminism!