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Conference considers ‘new woman’ in photography and film

September 14, 2011  by: Dom

From the UB Reporter, September 8, 2011:

“The new woman was an extremely ambiguous figure that was used as a marker of women’s emergence into public life and their political liberation, but she was also a flashpoint for everything that was wrong with modernity and for the perception that culture was going to hell in a handbasket.”

An intriguing definition by Elizabeth Otto, associate professor of modern and contemporary art, Department of Art, that also could serve as a provocative coming-attraction narrative for “The International New Woman in Photography and Film,” a conference she is coordinating next week.

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