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    Jenny Saville and a Feminist Aesthetics of Disgust.Michelle Meagher - 2003 - Hypatia 18 (4):23-41.
    This essay examines an aesthetics of disgust through an analysis of the work of Scottish painter Jenny Saville. Saville's paintings suggest that there is something valuable in retaining and interrogating our immediate and seemingly unambivalent reactions of disgust. I contrast Saville's representations of disgust to the repudiation of disgust that characterizes contemporary corporeal politics. Drawing on the theoretical work of Elspeth Probyn and Julia Kristeva, I suggest that an aesthetics of disgust reveals the fundamental ambiguity of embodiment, allowing us to (...)
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  2. Jenny Saville and a Feminist Aesthetics of Disgust.Michelle Meagher - 2003 - Hypatia 18 (4):23-41.
    : This essay examines an aesthetics of disgust through an analysis of the work of Scottish painter Jenny Saville. Saville's paintings suggest that there is something valuable in retaining and interrogating our immediate and seemingly unambivalent reactions of disgust. I contrast Saville's representations of disgust to the repudiation of disgust that characterizes contemporary corporeal politics. Drawing on the theoretical work of Elspeth Probyn and Julia Kristeva, I suggest that an aesthetics of disgust reveals the fundamental ambiguity of embodiment, allowing us (...)
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    Making Room for Births That Are Not Good: Lessons From Cesarean Shame Shame.Kiera Keglowitsch & Michelle Meagher - 2022 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 15 (2):22-39.
    This article explores post-cesarean shame to understand how normative birthing ideals are tied to neoliberal and popular feminist expectations of what it means to be a “good” mother. Drawing on narratives shared on motherhood blogs, we note that feelings of shame associated with cesareans are tied to social pressures for unmedicated, vaginal birth. Rather than critique nonmedical or “natural” birth, this article explores the affective implications of approaching birth as a curated and controllable process. We conclude with suggestions for practitioners, (...)
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    Improvisation Within a Scene of Constraint: Cindy Sherman's Serial Self-Portraiture.Michelle Meagher - 2007 - Body and Society 13 (4):1-19.
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    Telling Stories About Feminist Art.Michelle Meagher - 2011 - Feminist Theory 12 (3):297-316.
    Responding to a recent surge of interest in feminist art, its futures, and its history, this article considers the nature and function of the dominant narratives that circulate and structure the field. Specifically, I explore the persistent story of inter-generational strife in which a first generation of artists and historians is understood to have been naïvely mired in an essentialism of which a second, more theoretically savvy generation has been subsequently cleansed. Although one would be hard pressed to identify contemporary (...)
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    Backward Glances: Feminism, Nostalgia and Joan Braderman’s The Heretics.Roxanne Loree Runyon & Michelle Meagher - 2017 - Feminist Theory 18 (3):343-356.
    Although nostalgia is a much-maligned orientation to the world, feminist scholars including Heather Hillsburg and Kate Eichhorn have argued that it might be recuperated for feminist ends. This article mobilises the call to rethink nostalgia through an analysis of the feminist stories and storytelling in Joan Braderman’s 2009 film, The Heretics. A documentary about a feminist collective founded in New York City in the 1970s, The Heretics sets up a way of thinking about feminism’s past that is steeped in nostalgia. (...)
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