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A Semiotic reading of gendered subjectivity in contemporary South African art and feminist writing

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dc.contributor.advisor Dreyer, Elfriede, 1953- en De Gabriele, Mathilde Daatje Johanna Fenna en 2009-08-25T10:48:58Z 2009-08-25T10:48:58Z 2009-08-25T10:48:58Z 2002-11-30 en
dc.description.abstract This dissertation investigates the correlation between semiotic theory and the way that gendered subjectivity is represented in contemporary South African art. The phenomenon of signification is central to the semiotic theories of the Bulgarian semiotician and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva. Semiotics can be described as the science of the sign that considers the way in which artists express their personal experience in art making. In this investigation I refer mainly to women's artworks, although the concept of gendered subjectivity in the work of male artists is also discussed. This particular research investigates the symbolic relations of culture in gender terms, that explores the apparent contradictions of subjectivity inherent in capitalist patriarchal society. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 150 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Femininity en
dc.subject Difference
dc.subject Negativity
dc.subject Rejection
dc.subject Drives
dc.subject Transference
dc.subject The Thetic
dc.subject Enunciation
dc.subject Abjection
dc.subject Desire
dc.subject Jouissance
dc.subject Transcendence
dc.subject.ddc 704.0420968
dc.subject.lcsh Siopis, Penny, 1953-
dc.subject.lcsh Malherbe, Veronique
dc.subject.lcsh Kristeva, Julia, 1941-
dc.subject.lcsh Gender identity in art
dc.subject.lcsh Transcendence (Philosophy) in art
dc.subject.lcsh Abjection
dc.subject.lcsh Femininity in art
dc.subject.lcsh Women artists -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Art, South African
dc.subject.lcsh Feminism and art -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Women in art -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Transference (Psychology)
dc.title A Semiotic reading of gendered subjectivity in contemporary South African art and feminist writing en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Art History, Visual Arts & Music en M.A. (Visual Arts) en

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