Recognizing that warfare is a seemingly perpetual reality, Gender Across Borders has organized a series meant to reflect on the many roles women and art have played in instances of conflict. While they are by no means comprehensive, the eight articles that follow approach this topic from a range of perspectives, addressing both domestic and international concerns of the past and present. They do so through close formal analyses, first person narratives and observations of historical trends. Though the temperaments of the articles vary, we hope that as a whole they manage to strike chords in our readers and spark thoughts about how art can function as a means to more clearly comprehend, mourn, protest, and engage with the ugly as well as the beautiful sides of our world.
The series will run today and tomorrow and conclude with a selective survey of related events of 2009. We encourage participation on the part of readers through comments and look forward to hearing your feedback.
Your arts editors,
Abigail Colodner and Roxanne Samer
Below are the archives from this series:
- Welcome to the Women, Art & War Series by Roxanne Samer and Abigail Colodner
- Visualizing Loss: Jane Hammond’s Fallen by Amanda Potter
- Unpacking Feminist Content in Lilly Martin Spencer’s “War Spirit at Home” by Naomi Slipp
From Vietnam and Beyond: Misunderstood Asshole by Stephany Boa,removed as requested by author
- From Debbie Reynolds to Dallas Cheerleaders: Until Every One Comes Home by Abigail Colodner
- The F in FWART by Becky Bivens
- To Forgive Myself by Farley Griner
- A Snapshot in Time: Rwandan Children Remember the Genocide by Valena Beety
- Women, Art & War: 2009 by Roxanne Samer