Kane 2008 Rape

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Author: Nina R. Kane

Title: The Treatment of Rape in Women's Performance Art and Sarah Kane's Blasted

Subtitle: -

Thesis: Masters Thesis, University of Huddersfield

Year: 2008

Pages: 26pp.

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Austrian History, English History, French History, U.S. History | Representations: Art, Literature / Sarah Kane

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Link: University of Huddersfield Repository [Free Access]

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Abstract: »This was a Master's thesis, produced as part of the MA in Writing for Performance course at the University of Huddersfield, 2007-8. the dissertation was submitted and passed in April 2008, and was produced under Dr Linda Taylor. It situates Sarah Kane's work in a context and heritage of feminist performance art from the 1950s onwards. It discusses how performance artists such as Ana Mendieta, Yoko Ono, Suzanne Lacy, Judy Chicago, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Valerie Export, the Womanhouse project, Tracey Emin, Karen Finley and Jenny Holzer worked with the theme of rape, before analysing how Sarah Kane treated this in her 1995 play 'Blasted'.« (Source: University of Huddersfield Repository)


  i. Naming rape - Yoko One (p. 2)
  ii. Gun to the head? Breaking the frame of scopic violence against women through reappropriation of its symbols: Valerie Export, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Judy Chicago (p. 4)
  iii. Interrogating Texts: Suzanne Lacy, Leslie Labowitz, Tracey Emin (p. 5)
  iv. Chaos through rage, making a mess. Womanhouse, Karen Finley (p. 7)
  v. Identifying rape through inscription on the body, Ana Mendieta, Jenny Holzer (p. 9)
  vi. Media stink: Tracey Emin, Sarah Kane (p. 12)
  vii. Body art images, the dialectic and rape as a theme of Blasted (p. 14)
  Bibliography (p. 23)
  Internet (p. 26)
  Plays seen (p. 26)
  Magazine – articles on rape (p. 26)

Wikipedia: Judy Chicago, Niki de Saint Phalle, Tracey Emin, Valie Export, Karen Finley, Jenny Holzer, Sarah Kane: Blasted, Suzanne Lacy, Ana Mendieta, Yoko Ono, Womanhouse

Added: August 9, 2014 | Last updated: August 9, 2014