Critical Writing Index

The River of Swill: Feminist art, Sexual Codes, and Censorship

by Christine Tamblyn

Afterimage, Oct. 1990, v. 18, no. 3, pp. 10-13

This article discusses the fanaticism of right wing politics of the NEA and their desire to blindly censor whatever they may deem pornographic or disestablishmentarian (and in this article, specifically art made by women). Extensively covered are themes of feminism and sexuality through the texts of Irigaray, Lacan, Mulvey and Acker.

ITEM 1990.001 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Let's Play PrisonersJulie Zandos

Post Porn ModernismAnnie Sprinkle

A Woman's Life Isn't Worth MuchKaren Finley

The Father in All of UsKaren Finley

Holly Hughes

Two Bad DaughtersBarbara Hammer and Paula Levine