Griselda Pollock

Wednesday 21 July, 2.15 pm


Griselda Pollock is Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory & History (CentreCATH) at the University of Leeds.

She is the 2020 Laureate of the Holberg Prize, awarded for her work on feminism and art’s histories. She has spent four decades developing an international, queer, postcolonial, feminist analysis of art’s diverse histories focusing increasingly on new concepts with which to deliver ‘feminist interventions in art’s histories’.


Her books include Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology (1979/1981), Vision and Difference (1988), Avant-Garde Gambits: Gender and the Colour of Art History (1992), Generations and Geographies in the Visual Arts (1992/96), Differencing the Canon: Feminist Desire and the Writing of Art’s Histories (1999), Encounters in Virtual Feminist Museum: Time, Space and the Archive (2007) and most recently After-affects/After-images: Trauma and Aesthetic Transformation in the Virtual Feminist Museum (2013) and the monograph Charlotte Salomon and the Theatre of Memory [Leben? oder Theater? 1941-43] (2018).


Forthcoming titles include Is Feminism a Bad Memory?  Monroe’s Mov(i)es: Nation, Gender and Agency, The Case against “Van Gogh”: Memory, Place and Modernity and a book-length study of painting and sexual difference, Killing Men and Dying Women: Lee Krasner, Marilyn Monroe and Jackson Pollock Meet in the Hot Zone of New York Painting in the 1950s. Griselda has also edited the first of two volumes of Bracha L. Ettinger’s original psychoanalytical theory.

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