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‘…In or about 1970…’: artists, writers, and feminist thought

Events • Art historyLiterature • Conference

“...In or about 1970...” a shift in sexual politics impacted the arts with the publication of books by artists and literary scholars: ​Kate Millett’s ​Sexual Politics​; Shulamith Firestone’s ​The Dialectic of Sex​, and Germaine Greer’s ​The Female Eunuch​. Fifty years later we consider how the arts shaped the Anglophone 1970s women’s movement and how the legacy of that relationship resonates today.

Conference convenors:
Professor Hilary Robinson, Loughborough University
Dr Marion ArnoldLoughborough University
Dr Elspeth Mitchell
, Loughborough University
Dr Sarah Parker, Loughborough University

This conference will take place at the Loughborough University and registration will open in 2020. A registration fee is payable at the time of booking. 

Organised in partnership with Loughborough University, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Association for Art Historians


Image: © Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful or Beauty Knows No Pain, 1966—1972