Editors’ Choice: A Digital Analysis of Feminist Art Manifestos

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The analysis I’m sharing today is a follow up to my earlier work on feminist manifestos, an effort to stretch the genre of manifesto to incorporate a play written by a women’s liberation group and a broadsheet created for the Feminist Studio Workshop. At the same time I became interested in whether it was possible to use digital analysis to define or categorize documents as feminist manifestos, which was when I started to develop the methodology for the project I’m sharing with you today. When I saw Katy Deepwell of n.paradoxa’s anthology (and I’d like to acknowledge her path-breaking work putting feminist art history and criticism on the web) Feminist Art Manifestos, I couldn’t resist the temptation to pick back up this thread of my research.

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This content was selected for Digital Humanities Now by Editor-in-Chief Ben Schneider based on nominations by Editors-at-Large: Camille Cooper, Karina Vado, Harika Kottakota, Fani Gargova, Heather Hill, Vanessa Raymond, and Laura Vianello