Archiving Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival

Gender Studies and Body Politics Session 2 | published by The New School, Nyc. USA, 2010

Ann Cvetkovich, Professor of English and Professor of Womens and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin. Prof. Cvetkovich discusses the problems of continuity/discontinuity across feminist generations. What turns have we taken, and how do we assess those now? Prof. Cvetkovich shares her experience in archiving Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. She also presents works by a new generation of lesbian feminist artists who embraces the 70s sisterhood and radical lesbian femininsm; among others works by Allyson Mitchell, Tammy Ray Carland, Ginger Brooks Takahashi and Angela Jimenez, and points out that art can be an innovative form of public archiving.

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