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From: De Geuzen News <news {AT} geuzen.org>
Date: Jan 4, 2008 12:06 AM
Subject: Female Icons / Kim De Vries discusses Sequential Tart
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As a part of the Living Room Lecture Series, De Geuzen welcomes Kim
De Vries
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 2008 {AT} 14:00

The event will be streamed live from Rotterdam at:


A chat channel will be open for the duration of the lecture.

Sequential Tart has created a space for women readers, and has worked
to change industry perceptions of women as both readers and creators
of comics. The Tarts' construction of heroic female identities
differs from those often explored by scholars in their close ties to
the "real" identities and lives of the members. These re-imagined
heroines offer an alternative to the spandex-clad nymphets
popularized by mainstream comic book publishers; the women of
Sequential Tart construct their own identities while at the same time
consciously subverting the gender representations of mainstream comic


Kim De Vries earned her MA and PhD at the University of Massachusetts
Amherst in English (concentration in Rhetoric and Composition) and now
is Director of Composition at Cal. State Stanislaus. She has been
teaching rhetoric and writing for about 15 years.

Recently she has started a new research project on the
institutionalization of new/digital media in the Netherlands and is
conducting a series of interviews and site visits to explore this. In
general, Kim is interested in borders and boundaries; how they are
constructed rhetorically and what happens when they are transgressed.
She has considered these questions in relation to Chinese film, comic
books, online communities, disciplinary discursive practice, and is
prone to plunging into any other area that catches her eye.


Image: Pip as Harley Quinn




On view

Christine Wilks - IntraVenus

In terms of female icons, the Muse is perhaps the most classical and
contentious. Throughout the centuries, she has been depicted as a
woman of beauty, the artist's model and an object of the male gaze.
In her piece, IntraVenus, artist/writer Christine Wilks grapples with
the representation of the Muse from a female perspective.


Also, read the accompanying interview with Wilks about IntraVenus:


Archived lecture

Anke Bangma - Performing evidence: Augustine

As the veritable 'star' of the photographic iconography of
hysteria that was assembled under the direction of Jean-Martin
Charcot in the late 19th century, Augustine has become an icon of a
particular fantasy of femininity. She also represents a particular
fantasy of scientific representation, and exposes in an exemplary way
how the scientific apparatus produces the phenomena it claims to
merely examine.



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