undertake an investigation of women’s art in their own backyards: poetry, creative non-fiction, memoir, novels, stories, storytelling, paint, sculpture,
photography, dance, film, playwrighting, acting, etc.
One of the concerns that arises from our ongoing discussion is the access women have had the arts. We have seen, as Virginia Woolf notes that historically being an
artist comes with a variety of social, cultural and economic pressures. Of course, much has changed since Woolf first gave her lecture in the 1920s, but I think it’s
worth examining the kinds of art women are making contemporarily and in your own community.
Please submit a Research Propsal following these steps :1. Choose an artist in your area who has an upcoming exibit, screening, performance or reading in your area,
and make plans to attend. Contact the artist for an interview, if possible.2. Research the artist and develop a working bibliography of at least 2-3 academic sources
(3-5 sources total) either commenting on the artist and/or her art form. 3. Along with your properly formatted (MLA) working bibliography, submit a 100-300 word
justification that:Introduces your artist and the work you intend to view or read and justifies your choice as suitable to art and the course.
Discusses how the artist’s work is relevant to either literature, dance, performance, film or visual arts.
Discusses how the artist’s work may relate to themes in the class.