Nancy Porter

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Spring 1981


In its early manifestations, women's studies celebrated the artistic achievements of women. In the past ten years, the labor of scholars has resurrected numbers of individual artists, expanded our acceptance and understanding of the diverse forms women's creative expression has taken—diary, quilt, and song as well as novel, painting, and sonata—and provided the theory and practice of studying the individual's achievement in relation to her cohorts, past and present. The decade has also brought the fruit of contemporary artists who have incorporated feminist perspectives into statements innovative in form and content.



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