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"The Ladder Leads the Way: Images in the First US Lesbian Magazine."

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Stanford Humanities Center Board Room
Workshop: 
Feminisms & Queerings
Meeting Description: 

Lexi Johnson, a PhD Candidate in Art History, will present an overview of her dissertation, “Turning the Page: America’s Lesbian Magazines.” Her work, which rests at the intersection of feminist and queer studies, art history and visual culture, is the first scholarly work to consider the relationship between lesbian art and lesbian magazines in the United States. Lexi suggests that the pages of these magazines functioned as an exhibition space for artists to present and disseminate their art at a time when representation in museums and galleries was almost non-existent. Her first chapter takes The Ladder (the first nationally circulated lesbian magazine in America) as a case study, and argues not only for understanding the magazine as a pioneer in creating and disseminating visual material about and for lesbians, but also for the autonomy of the visuals in supporting a broader mission than the one espoused in every issue of The Ladder.

She will present with respondent Raegan Truax.

Contact email: annie.atura@gmail.com

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