Title page for ETD etd-02272007-171433

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Lee, Kara
Author's Email Address KaraRoo@Gmail.com
URN etd-02272007-171433
Title The Textuality of the Body: Orlan's Performance as Subversive Act
Degree Master of Arts
Department English
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Hausman, Bernice L. Committee Chair
Kiebuzinska, Christine Committee Member
Kilkelly, Ann G. Committee Member
  • Feminism
  • Performance
  • Art
Date of Defense 2007-01-29
Availability unrestricted
In this paper, I argue that the performance artist Orlan uses feminist tactics of subversion in her presentation of the body as art. I enter the feminist debate over Orlan's work to indicate that the critics who consider the history of performance art produce more fecund discourse. At the same time, I encourage more discussion over the racial dimensions of Orlan's art, which I describe as de-colonizing her body's representation.
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