Dr. Kimberly Lamm to give public lecture

Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies  presents a talk by Dr. Kimberly Lamm, Associate Professor in the Program of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Duke University, entitled "Three Women Artists and a Critique of Visual Imperialism:  Writing Feminist Worlds with  Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak "

In this paper Kimberly Lamm places Gayatri Chakrovarty Spivak’s essay “Can the Subaltern Speak?” in conversation with the work of three women artists: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Mona Hatoum, and Lorna Simpson. She looks at the artwork they produced from the mid 1970s to the early 1990s, as it reflected the expanding attention to gender, race, and empire within feminist scholarship that Spivak’s work exemplifies. Lamm argues that Spivak’s writings are a rich but untapped resource for reading artwork that grapples with the challenge of representing women placed within and written by histories of oppression.

Monday, April 15th   


114 Belk Library

GWS thanks the Department of Art, Office of Multicultural Student Development, and the College of Arts and Sciences for their support.

Appalachian State University’s Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies program is an academic program housed in the Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appalachian’s Gender, Women’s, And Sexuality Studies program offers a GWS B.A., an undergraduate and graduate GWS minor, an LGBT Studies minor, a Girls’ Studies minor, and a GWS graduate certificate.


poster for Dr. Lamm's talk
Published: Apr 1, 2019 2:41pm