Accepted paper:

Revisiting the post-colonial in the work of three contemporary women artists

Authors:

Gayatri Sinha

Paper short abstract:

Gayatri Spivak’s seminal text Can the Subaltern Speak with its reflections on Sati and structures of power appeared in 1984. Since then, the post-colonial imprint has encountered and mingled with other traces, and trajectories, including gendered subjectivity and representation. This paper examines leading post colonial identity issues in the work of three women contemporary artists, within the frame of nation, body/gender and environment.

Paper long abstract:

Gayatri Spivak’s seminal text Can the Subaltern Speak with its reflections on Sati and structures of power appeared in 1984. Since then, the post-colonial imprint has encountered and mingled with other traces, and trajectories, including gendered subjectivity and representation. This paper examines leading post colonial identity issues in the work of three women contemporary artists, within the frame of nation, body/gender and environment.

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