Quick Reference

 

Costello, Diarmuid, and Jonathan Vickery. Art: Key Contemporary Thinkers. Oxford, New York: Berg, 2007.

Emerling, Jae. Theory for Art History. London, New York: Routledge, 2005. Foster, Hal, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh. Art since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism. London: Thames and

Hudson, 2004.
Lechte, John. Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers: From Structuralism to Post-

Humanism. 2nd ed. London, New York: Routledge, 2007. Lentricchia, Frank, and Thomas McLaughlin, eds. Critical Terms for Literary

Study. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990, 1995. Nelson, Robert, and Richard Shiff. Critical Terms for Art History. Chicago:

University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Smith, Paul, and Carolyn Wilde, eds. A Companion to Art Theory. Oxford: Wiley-

Blackwell, 2002.
Williams, Raymond. Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society. Rev. and

expanded ed. London: Fontana Press, 1988.
Wright, Elizabeth, ed. Feminism and Psychoanalysis: A Critical Dictionary.

Oxford: Blackwell, 1992. 

 

Accessible Introductions 

 

Belsey, Catherine. Critical Practice. 2nd ed. New Accents. London: Routledge, 2002.

Belsey, Catherine. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Bennett, Tony. Formalism and Marxism. 3rd ed. New Accents. London: Routledge, 2003.

Butler, Christopher. Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Cottington, David. Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Critchley, Simon. Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Edwards, Steven. Photography: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Elam, Keir. The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama. 2nd ed. New Accents. London: Routledge, 2002.

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Freeland, Cynthia. Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Hawkes, Terence. Structuralism and Semiotics, 2nd ed. New Accents. London: Routledge, 2003.

Holquist, Michael. Dialogism: Bakhtin and His World, 2nd ed. New Accents. London: Routledge, 2002.

Hopkins, David. Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Moi, Toril. Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory. 2nd ed. New Accents. London: Routledge, 2002.

Norris, Christopher. Deconstruction: Theory and Practice, 3rd ed. New Accents. London: Routledge, 2002.

Stallabrass, Julian. Contemporary art: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. 

 

 

General Anthologies and Readers

 

Bickers, Patricia, and Andrew Wilson, eds. Talking Art: Interviews with Artists Since 1976. London: Art Monthly; Ridinghouse, 2007.

Candlin, Fiona, and Raiford Guins, eds. The Object Reader. Milton Park, Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2009.

Feher, Michel, with Ramona Naddaff and Nadia Tazi. Fragments for a History of the Human Body. 3 vols. New York: Zone, vols. 2-4, 1989.

Harper, Glenn and Twylene Moyer, eds. A Sculpture Reader: Contemporary Sculpture Since 1980. Hamilton, N.J.: ISC Press, 2006.

Harrison, Charles, and Paul Wood. Art in Theory 1900-2000: an Anthology of Changing Ideas. 2nd ed. Oxford & Malden: Blackwell, 2003.

Harrison, Charles, Paul Wood, and Jason Gaiger, Art in Theory 1648-1815: an Anthology of Changing Ideas. Oxford & Malden: Blackwell, 2000. Harrison, Charles, Paul Wood, with Jason Gaiger, Art in Theory 1815-1900: an Anthology of Changing Ideas. Oxford & Malden: Blackwell, 1998. Krauss, Rosalind, Annette Michelson, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh,

Hal Foster, Denis Hollier, and Silvia Kolbowski. October; The Second

Decade, 1986-1996. Cambridge, Mass. and London: MIT Press, 1997. Michelson, Annette, Rosalind Krauss, Douglas Crimp, and Joan Copjec, eds.

October: The first Decade, 1976-1986. Cambridge, Mass. and London:

MIT Press, 1987.
Preziosi, Donald, ed. The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology. New ed. Oxford:

Oxford University Press, 2009.
Robinson, Hilary, ed. Feminism-Art-Theory: An Anthology 1968-2000. Oxford &

Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2001.
Schavemakers, Margriet, and Mischa Rakier. Right about Now: Art & Theory

Since the 1990s. Amsterdam: Valiz, 2007.

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Stiles, Kristine, and Peter Selz, eds. Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writings. California Studies in the History of Art, vol. 35. Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 1996.

Wallis, Brian, ed. Art after Modernism: Rethinking Representation. New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York in association with David R. Godine Publishers, 1984.

Wood, Jon, David Hulks, and Alex Potts. Modern Sculpture Reader. Leeds: The Henry Moore Institute, 2007.

Study and Writing Guides

Crème, Phyllis, and Mary R. Lea. Writing at University. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2003.

Fairbairn, Gavin, and Christopher Winch. Reading, Writing and Reasoning: A Guide for Students. 2nd ed. Buckingham: Open University Press, 1996.

Oshima, Alice, and Ann Hogue. Writing Academic English: A Writing and Sentence Structure Handbook. 2nd ed. London: Longman, 1991.

Turley, Richard Marggraf. Writing Essays: A Guide for Students in English and the Humanities. London: Routledge, 2000.

Personal and Professional Development

Abbing, Hans. Why Are Artists Poor?: The Exceptional Economy of the Arts. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2002.

Arends, Bergit, and Davina Thackara, Experiment: Conversations in Science and Art. London: Welcome Trust, 2003.

Barker, Emma, ed. Contemporary Cultures of Display. New Haven and London: Yale University Press in association with The Open University, 1999.

Clarke, Graham. The Photograph. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Cole, Ian, and Nick Stanley, eds. Beyond the Museum: Art, Institutions, People.

Museum of Modern Art Papers, vol. 4. Oxford: Museum of Modern Art,

2001.
Collins, Sheldan. How to Photograph Works of Art. New York: Amphoto/ Watson-

Guptill, 1992.
Crimp, Douglas. [see under Modernity and Its Discontents]
Crow, Thomas. Modern Art in the Common Culture [see under Modernity and

Its Discontents]
Drabble, Barnaby and Dorothee Richter, eds. Curating Degree Zero: An

International Curating Symposium. Nurnberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst,

1999.
Graham, Beryl, Sarah Cook, and Sarah Martin. Curating New Media: Third

BALTIC International Seminar. B. Read 6. Gateshead: BALTIC, 2002. Hiller, Susan, and Sarah Martin, eds. The Producers; Contemporary Curators in

Conversation. 4 vols. B. Read 2; 4; 5; 7; 8. Gateshead: BALTIC, 2000-

2002.
Kivland, Sharon, and Lesley Sanderson, eds. Transmission: Speaking and

Listening. Vols. 1-5. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University, 2002- Martin, Sarah, and Sune Nordgren, eds. New Sites - New Art: First BALTIC

International Seminar. B. Read 1. Gateshead: BALTIC, 2000. Mayer, Ralph. The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques. 5th ed.

London: Faber 1991.

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Nordgren, Sune. Baltic: The Art Factory, Eds. Sarah Martin and Emma Thomas Gateshead: BALTIC, 2002.

O’Doherty, Brian. Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space. Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 1999.

Prior, Nick. Museums and Modernity: Art Galleries and the Making of Modern Culture. Oxford: Berg, 2002

Wright, Terence. The Photography Handbook. London: Routledge, 2004.

Web Sites

The following Web Sites should be useful in themselves- but they also provide useful Links to other Art related sites.

http://www.arts.ac.uk/library/webguides.htm University of the Arts Web Guide. This comprehensive resource gives links to Gallery, Institution, commercial and web specific projects online.

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk Arts Council Web Site with links to major galleries http://www.britcoun.org.uk British Council information on your funding policies

and projects they have supported
http://www.diacenter.org Dia Center for the Arts in New York, information on

exhibitions and ongoing projects with links to other sites http://www.artupdate.com A continually updated listing of exhibitions in Britain

and abroad with links to the gallery websites. You can subscribe for free

and have the listing sent to your email address. http://www.artincontext.org Biographies of contemporary artists. http://www.a-n.co.uk artists newsletter website with opportunities and advice for

artists. There is a practical guide section offering useful professional

practice notes and guidelines
http://www.artquest.org.uk/artlaw The complete archive of artlaw articles

published by Art Monthly written by Henry Lydiat dating back to 1976,

includes contracts, studios, money, moral rights, censorship etc. http://www.locusplus.org.uk public/contextual art project commissioning agency

with archive of projects and profiles of artists
http://www.artangel.org.uk Artangel projects have included Rachel Whiteread’s

House and Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle http://www.newexhibitions.com Useful listings for exhibitions and projects in the

UK
http://www.hse.gov.uk information on Health and Safety issues- downloadable

leaflets
http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk information on initiating and administering

a charity
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk artist run studio space
http://www.aspex.org.uk gallery website with an artists’ resource section offering

useful advice and links
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk The Arts and Humanities Research Council, information on

the grants available for postgraduate study
www.iniva.org the Institute of International Visual Arts, information on artists,

curators and information about the Iniva library resource in East London 

 

Personal and Professional Development

 

Abbing, Hans. Why Are Artists Poor?: The Exceptional Economy of the Arts. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2002.

Arends, Bergit, and Davina Thackara, Experiment: Conversations in Science and Art. London: Welcome Trust, 2003.

Barker, Emma, ed. Contemporary Cultures of Display. New Haven and London: Yale University Press in association with The Open University, 1999.

Clarke, Graham. The Photograph. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Cole, Ian, and Nick Stanley, eds. Beyond the Museum: Art, Institutions, People.

Museum of Modern Art Papers, vol. 4. Oxford: Museum of Modern Art,

2001.
Collins, Sheldan. How to Photograph Works of Art. New York: Amphoto/ Watson-

Guptill, 1992.
Crimp, Douglas. [see under Modernity and Its Discontents]
Crow, Thomas. Modern Art in the Common Culture [see under Modernity and

Its Discontents]
Drabble, Barnaby and Dorothee Richter, eds. Curating Degree Zero: An

International Curating Symposium. Nurnberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst,

1999.
Graham, Beryl, Sarah Cook, and Sarah Martin. Curating New Media: Third

BALTIC International Seminar. B. Read 6. Gateshead: BALTIC, 2002. Hiller, Susan, and Sarah Martin, eds. The Producers; Contemporary Curators in

Conversation. 4 vols. B. Read 2; 4; 5; 7; 8. Gateshead: BALTIC, 2000-

2002.
Kivland, Sharon, and Lesley Sanderson, eds. Transmission: Speaking and

Listening. Vols. 1-5. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University, 2002- Martin, Sarah, and Sune Nordgren, eds. New Sites - New Art: First BALTIC

International Seminar. B. Read 1. Gateshead: BALTIC, 2000. Mayer, Ralph. The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques. 5th ed.

London: Faber 1991.

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Nordgren, Sune. Baltic: The Art Factory, Eds. Sarah Martin and Emma Thomas Gateshead: BALTIC, 2002.

O’Doherty, Brian. Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space. Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 1999.

Prior, Nick. Museums and Modernity: Art Galleries and the Making of Modern Culture. Oxford: Berg, 2002

Wright, Terence. The Photography Handbook. London: Routledge, 2004.

Web Sites

The following Web Sites should be useful in themselves- but they also provide useful Links to other Art related sites.

http://www.arts.ac.uk/library/webguides.htm University of the Arts Web Guide. This comprehensive resource gives links to Gallery, Institution, commercial and web specific projects online.

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk Arts Council Web Site with links to major galleries http://www.britcoun.org.uk British Council information on your funding policies

and projects they have supported
http://www.diacenter.org Dia Center for the Arts in New York, information on

exhibitions and ongoing projects with links to other sites http://www.artupdate.com A continually updated listing of exhibitions in Britain

and abroad with links to the gallery websites. You can subscribe for free

and have the listing sent to your email address. http://www.artincontext.org Biographies of contemporary artists. http://www.a-n.co.uk artists newsletter website with opportunities and advice for

artists. There is a practical guide section offering useful professional

practice notes and guidelines
http://www.artquest.org.uk/artlaw The complete archive of artlaw articles

published by Art Monthly written by Henry Lydiat dating back to 1976,

includes contracts, studios, money, moral rights, censorship etc. http://www.locusplus.org.uk public/contextual art project commissioning agency

with archive of projects and profiles of artists
http://www.artangel.org.uk Artangel projects have included Rachel Whiteread’s

House and Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle http://www.newexhibitions.com Useful listings for exhibitions and projects in the

UK
http://www.hse.gov.uk information on Health and Safety issues- downloadable

leaflets
http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk information on initiating and administering

a charity
http://www.spacestudios.org.uk artist run studio space
http://www.aspex.org.uk gallery website with an artists’ resource section offering

useful advice and links
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk The Arts and Humanities Research Council, information on

the grants available for postgraduate study
www.iniva.org the Institute of International Visual Arts, information on artists,

curators and information about the Iniva library resource in East London 

 

Good Reads

Below are some staff favourites of fiction, poetry, and experimental writing.

Bataille, Georges. Story of the Eye by Lord Auch. Trans. Joachim Neugroschel; with essays by Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982.

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Borges, Jorge Luis. ‘Deutsches Requiem‘. In Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings. Ed. Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby. London: Penguin, 1970.

Brodsky, Joseph. Watermark. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1992.
Bulgakov, Mikhail. The Master and Margarita. Trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa

Volokhonsky. London: Penguin, 2006.
Capote, Truman. In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its

Consequences. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1966.
Carver, Raymond. Cathedral. London: Harvill, 1993.
Charyn, Jerome: The Tar Baby. Champaign, Illinois: Dalkley Archive Press, 1995. Chatwin, Bruce. Utz. London: Picador, 1988.
Clark, T. J. The Sight of Death [see under Making Meanings]
Ellis, Bret Easton. American Psycho: A Novel. London: Picador Thirty, 1991. Grass, Gunter. The Tin Drum. Trans. Ralph Manheim. London: Vintage, 1998. Highsmith, Patricia. The Talented Mr. Ripley. London: Cresset Press, 1957. Kawara, On. I Went, I Met, I Read, Journal: 1969. 4 Vols. Cologne: Walther

König, 1992.
Koster, R.M. The Dissertation: A Novel. Toronto and London: Bantam, 1976. Miller, Christopher. Simon Silber: Works for Solo Piano. London: Hamish

Hamilton, 2002.
Pavić, Milorad. Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words.

Beograd: Dereta, 2005.
Proust, Marcel. Remembrance of Things Past. Trans. C.K. Scott Moncrieff and

Terence Kilmartin. 3 Vols. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981.
Robbins, Tom. Jitterbug Perfume. Toronto and London: Bantam, 1984.
Sebald, W. G. [Winfried Georg]. Austerlitz. Trans. Anthea Bull. London: Hamish

Hamilton, 2001.
Sebald, W. G. [Winfried Georg]. The Rings of Saturn. Trans. Michael Hulse.

London: Harvill, 1998.
Stoker, Bram. Dracula. London: Vintage Books, 2007.
Toussaint, Jean Philippe. Television. Trans. Trans. Jordan Stump. London:

Dalkley Archive Press, 2004.
United Kingdom. House of Commons. Select Committee on Arts and

Manufactures. Report Together with the Minutes of Evidence and

Appendix.1835-1836.
Woolf, Virginia. Orlando: A Biography. London: Penguin, 2006.
Žižek, Slavoj. The Sublime Object of Ideology. [see under Critical Discussion]

The Human Subject

Anthropology/Ethnography

Clifford, James. On the Edges of Anthropology: Interviews. Chicago and London: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2003.

Clifford, James. The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth Century Ethnography, Literature and Art. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1988.

Clifford, James. Routes: Travel and Translation in the Late Twentieth Century. Cambridge, Mass. and London: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Geertz, Clifford. Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988.

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Hiller, Susan, ed. The Myth of Primitivism: Perspectives on Art. London and New York: Routledge, 1991.

Russell, Catherine [see under Modernity and Its Discontents]
Taussig, Michael. Mimesis and Alterity: A Particular History of the Senses: A

Particular Study of the Senses. London: Routledge, 1993.

Consciousness, Perception and the Senses

Augoyard, Jean François and Henry Torgue, eds. Sonic Experience: A Guide to Everyday Sounds. Trans. Andra McCartney and David Paquette Montréal and London: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006.

Chion, Michel. Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen. Ed. and trans. Claudia Gorbman. New York and Chichester: Columbia University Press, 1994.

Coles, Alex, ed. Site Specificity: The Ethnographic Turn. de-, dis-, ex-, vol. 4. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2000.

Crary, Jonathan. Suspensions of Perception: Attention, Spectacle, and Modern Culture. Cambridge, Mass. and London: MIT Press, 1999.

Crary, Jonathan. Techniques of the Observer: On Vision and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century. Cambridge, Mass. and London: MIR Press, 1990. Dolar, Mladen, A Voice and Nothing More. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.

Ewen, Stuart, and Elizabeth. Channels of Desire: Mass Images and the Shaping of American Consciousness. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 1992.

Heller, Thomas C., Morton Sosna, and David E. Wellbery. Reconstructing Individualism: Autonomy, Individuality, and the Self in Western Thought. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1986.

Jay, Martin. Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in Twentieth-Century French Thought. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1993.

Mannoni, Laurent, Werner Nekes, and Marina Warner. Eyes, Lies and Illusions. London: Hayward Gallery; Aldershot: Lund Humphries, 2004.

Mulvey, Laura. Visual and Other Pleasures. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. [Contains the essay ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’]

Michel Serres. The Five Senses: A Philosophy of Mingled Bodies.. London: Continuum, 2009.

Stafford, Barbara Maria, and Frances Terpak. Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2001.

Taussig, Michael. What Colour is the Sacred? Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Identity: Nationality, Culture, and Globalization,

Appiah, Kwame Anthony. The Ethics of Identity. Princeton, N.J.; Woodstock: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Araeen, Rasheed, Sean Cubitt, and Ziauddin Sardar. The Third Text Reader: On Art, Culture and Theory. London: Continuum, 2002.

Bhabha, Homi K. The Location of Culture. London and New York: Routledge, 2004.

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Gilroy, Paul. Between Camps: Race, Identity and Nationalism at the End of the Colour Line. Harmondsworth: Allen Lane, 2000.

Kwon, Miwon. One Place after Another: Site-specific Art and Locational Identity. Cambridge, Mass. and London: MIT Press, 2002.

Mercer, Kobena, ed. Cosmopolitan Modernisms. Annotating Art’s Histories. London: INIVA; Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2005.

Mercer, Kobena, ed. Discrepant Abstraction. Annotating Art’s Histories. London: INIVA; Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2006.

Mercer, Kobena, ed. Exiles, Diasporas and Strangers. Annotating Art’s Histories. London: INIVA; Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2008.

Mercer, Kobena, ed. Pop Art and Vernacular Cultures. Annotating Art’s Histories London: INIVA; Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2007.

Phillips, Ruth B. and Christopher B. Steiner, eds. Unpacking Culture: Art and Commodity in Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1999.

Said, Edward. Orientalism. London: Penguin, 2003. Wu Hung [see under Modernity and Its Discontents]

Identity: The Body, Sexuality, and Gender

Adams, Parveen and Elizabeth Cowie (eds). The Woman in Question. Cambridge, MAs: MIT:Press, 1990.

Apter, Emily. Feminizing the Fetish. Ithaca:, NY Cornell University Press, 1991. Armstrong, Carol, and Catherine de Zegher, eds. Women Artists at the

Millennium. Cambridge, Mass. and London: MIT Press, 2006.
Ashcroft Bill, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin. The Post-colonial Studies Reader.

2nd ed. London, Routledge, 2006.
Berger, Maurice, Brian Wallis, and Simon Watson, eds. Constructing Masculinity.

New York and London: Routledge, 1995.
Rosa Braidotti, Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming.

London: Polity Press, 2001.
Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity, 10th

anniversary ed. New York and London: Routledge, 1999. [Discusses

performativity]
Bronfen, Elisabeth. Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic.

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1992.
Brousse, Marie-Hélène, ‘Feminism with Lacan’, in Newsletter of the Freudian

Field, 5:1/2, 1991, pp. 113 - 28.
Clement, Catherine, and Julia Kristeva. The Feminine and the Sacred. London:

Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
Creed Barbara, The Monstrous-feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis.

London: Routledge, 1993.
Colomina, Beatriz, ed. Sexuality and Space. New York: Princeton Architectural

Press. 1992.
Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. 2nd ed. Trans.

Alan Sheridan. New York: Vintage Books, 1995.
Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality. 3 vols. Trans. Robert Hurley. London:

Penguin: Viking: Pantheon, 1979-1991.
Grosz Elizabeth, Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism. Bloomington:

Indiana University Press, 1994.

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– Space, Time and Perversion: Essays on the Politics of Body. London: Routledge, 1995.

Irigaray, Luce. Luce Irigaray: Key Writings. London: Continuum, 2004. Jones, Amelia, ed. The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader. London:

Routledge, 2003.
Jones, Amelia, and Andrew Stephenson, eds. Performing the Body/ Performing

the Text. London and New York: Routledge, 1999.
Moi, Toril. Sexual/Textual Politics. London: Routledege, 2002.
Nochlin, Linda, Representing Women. London: Thames and Hudson, 1999. Nochlin, Linda. Women, Art, and Power and Other Essays. New York: Harper

and Row, 1988; London: Thames and Hudson, 1989.
Pollock, Griselda. Differencing the Canon: Feminist Desire and the Writing of

Art’s Histories. London and New York: Routledge, 1999.
Pollock, Griselda. Vision and Difference: Femininity, Feminism and the Histories

of art. London and New York: Routledge, 1988
Pollock, Griselda, ed. Generations and Geographies in the Visual Arts: Feminist

Readings. London and New York: Routledge, 1996.
Price, Janet and Margrit Shildrick, eds. Feminist Theory and the Body: A Reader.

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999.
Screen. The Sexual Subject: A Screen Reader in Sexuality. London and New

York: Routledge, 1992.
Schor, Naomi. Reading in Detail: Aesthetics of the Feminine. New York and

London: Routledge, 1987.
Sontag, Susan. Illness as Metaphor and; AIDS and Its Metaphors. London:

Penguin, 1991.
Stafford, Barbara Maria. Body Criticism: Imaging the Unseen in Enlightenment

Art and Medicine. Cambridge, Mass. and London: MIT Press, 1991. Warr, Tracey, ed.; survey by Amelia Jones. The Artist’s Body: Themes and

Motives. London: Phaidon, 2000.
Whitford, Margaret. Luce Irigaray: Philosophy in the Feminine. London:

Routledge, 1991.
Wolff, Janet. Feminine Sentences: Essays on Women and Culture. Cambridge:

Polity Press, 1990.
Zegher, M. Catherine de. Inside the Visible: An Elliptical Traverse of Twentieth

Century Art: In, of, and from the Feminine. Boston: Institute of Contemporary Art; Kortrijk, Flanders: Kanaal Art Foundation; Cambridge, Mass. and London: MIT Press, 1996.

Psychology, Psychoanalysis

Bailly, Lionel. Lacan. A Beginner’s Guide. London: Oneworld, 2009. Benvenuto, Bice. Concerning the Rites of Psychoanalysis. Cambridge: Polity

Press, 1994.
Bergson, Henri. Matter and Memory. Trans. Nancy Margaret Paul and W. Scott

Palmer. New York: Zone Books, 1988.
Bersani, Leo. The Freudian Body: Psychoanalysis and Art. New York and

Guildford: Columbia University Press, 1986.
Borch-Jacobsen, Mikkel. The Freudian Subject. Trans. Catherine Porter,

Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1988.
Bracher, Mark. Lacan, Discourse, and Social Change: A Psychoanalytic

Criticism. Ithaca and London; Cornell University Press, 1993.

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Brennan, Theresa. The Transmission of Affect. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2004.

Derrida, Jacques. Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression. Trans. Eric Prenowitz. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Evans, Dylan. An Introductory Dictionary of Lacanian Psychoanalysis. London: Routledge 1996.

du Ry Marc, and Sharon Kivland (eds). In the Place of an Object. JCFAR Special Edition, Sept 2000, London: Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research.

Dor, Joel. Introduction to the Reading of Lacan: The Unconscious Structured Like a Language. New York: Other Press, 1998.

Feldstein, Richard, Bruce Fink and Maire Jaanus (eds). Reading Seminars I and II, Lacan’s Return to Freud. New York: SUNY Press, 1996.

Fink, Bruce. The Lacanian Subject. Between Language and Jouissance. Princeton University Press, 1996.

Forrester, John. The Freudian Century. London: Allen Lane, 2010.
Forrester, John. The Seductions of Psychoanalysis: Freud, Lacan and Derrida.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Freud, Sigmund. The Freud Reader. Ed. Peter Gay. London: Vintage 1989. Freud, Sigmund, Adam Phillips (ed.). The Penguin Freud Reader.

Harmondsworth. Penguin Books 2006
Freud, Sigmund. Pelican Freud Library. Vol. 14, Art and Literature. Ed. Albert

Dickson. Trans. under the general editorship of James Strachey.

Harmondsworth: Penguin Books 1985.
Gallop, Jane, Reading Lacan. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1985. Gomez, Laura. An Introduction to Object Relations. London: Free Association

Books, 1997.
Goux, Jean-Joseph. Oedipus, Philosopher. Trans. Catherine Porter. Stanford:

Stanford University Press, 1993.
Jacobus, Mary. First Things: The Maternal Imaginary in Literature, Art and

Psychoanalysis. London and New York: Routledge, 1996.
Klein, Melanie ed. Juliet Mitchell). The Selected Melanie Klein Reader.

Harmondsorth: Penguin, 1991.
Kofman, Sarah. The Childhood of Art: An Interpretation of Freud’s Aesthetics.

Trans. Winifred Woodhull, New York: Columbia University Press, 1988. Kris, Ernst. Psychoanalytic Explorations in Art. Madison, Conn.: International

Universities Press, 1952.
Kristeva, Julia. The Kristeva Reader. Ed. Toril Moi. Oxford, Blackwell, 1986. Kristeva, Julia. The Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection. Trans. Len S.

Roudiez. New York: Columbia University Press, 1982. [Discusses the

abject]
Lacan, Jacques. The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psycho-Analysis. Ed.

Jacques-Alain Miller. Trans. Alan Sheridan. London: Vintage, 1998. Laplanche, Jean. Life and Death in Psychoanalysis. Trans. Jeffrey Mehlman,

New York: John Hopkins University Press, 1985.
Laplanche, Jean, and Jean-Bertrand Pontalis. The Language of Psychoanalysis.

Trans. David Macey, London: Hogarth Press, 1973.
Leader, Darian. What is Madness? London: Hamish Hamilton, 2011.

– Introducing Lacan. London: Icon, new edition 2005.

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– Stealing the Mona Lisa: What Art Stops Us from Seeing. London: Avalon. 2004.

– Promises lovers make when it gets late. London: Faber & Faber, 1997.
–Why do women write more letters than they post. London: Faber & Faber, 1997. MacCannell,Juliet Flower Figuring Lacan: Criticism and the Cultural Unconscious.

London and Sydney: Croom Helm, 1986.
Macey, David. Lacan in Contexts. London: Verso, 1988.
Mitchell, Juliet. Feminine Sexuality: Jacques Lacan and the Ecole

Freudienne.New Yotk: W.W. Norton, 1985.
– (ed.), The Selected Melanie Klein. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1986.

Rose, Jacqueline. Sexuality on the Field of Vision. London: Verso, 2005.
– On Not Being Able to Sleep: Psychoanalysis and the Modern World.

London: Chatto & Windus, 2003.
Royle Nicholas, The Uncanny. An Introduction, Manchester: Manchester

University Press, 2003.
Salecl. Renate and Slavoj Zizek (eds). Gaze and Voice as Love Objects.

Durham, NY: Duke University Press, 1996.
Segal Naomi. Consensuality: Didier Anzieu, Gender, and the Sense of

Touch.Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009.
Silverman, Kaja,The Threshold of the Visible World. New York and London:

Routledge, 1996.
Verhaege, Paul. Does the Woman Exist? From Freud’s Hysteric to Lacan’s

Feminine. Trans. Marc du Ry, London: Rebus Press, 1997.
Winnicott, Donald. Home is Where We Start from: Essays by a Psychoanalyst,

Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1990.
-- The Child, the Family and the Outside World. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2000.
-- The Family and Individual Development. London: Routledge, 2006. –Playing and Reality. London: Routledge.2005.

Zizek, Slavoj. How to Read Lacan. London: Granta, 2006.
_ Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lacan (But Were Afraid to

Ask Hitchcock, London and New York: Verso, 1992.

  • —  Enjoy Your Symptom: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and out, New York and

London: Routledge, 1992.

  • —  The Metastases of Enjoyment: Six Essays in Woman and Causality, London and New York: Verso, 1994.

Making Meanings

Most of these references could sit comfortably under Critical Discussion, but they have been sited here because they also offer models and methodologies for analysis and interpretation of cultural production.

Barthes, Roland. A Barthes Reader. Ed. Susan Sontag. London: Jonathan Cape, 1982.

Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. Trans. Richard Howard. London: Cape, 1982.

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Barthes, Roland. Image, Music, Text. Trans. Stephen Heath. London: Flamingo, 1984, c. 1977. [Includes the frequently recommended essays ‘The Rhetoric of the Image’ and ‘The Death of the Author’]

Barthes, Roland. Mythologies. Trans. Annette Lavers. London: Paladin, Grafton Books, 1972.

Bataille, Georges. The Accursed Share. 3 vols. Trans. Robert Hurley. New York: Zone Books, 1989-1991.

Bataille, Georges. Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939. Ed. Allan Stoekl. Trans. Allan Stoekl with Carl R. Lovitt and Donald M. Leslie. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1985.

Bryson, Norman. Looking at the Overlooked: Four Essays on Still Life Painting. London, Reaktion, 1990.

Bryson, Norman. Vision and Painting: The Logic of the Gaze. New Haven: Yale University Press and London: Macmillan, 1983.

Clark, T. J. The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006.

Crowther, Paul, ed. The Contemporary Sublime: Sensibilities of Transcendence and Shock. London: Academy Editions, 1995.

Damisch, Hubert. A Theory of /Cloud/: Toward a History of Painting. Trans. Janet Lloyd. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2002.

Damisch, Hubert. The Origin of Perspective. Trans. John Goodman. Cambridge, Mass. and London: MIT Press, 1994.

Farago, Claire, and Robert Zwijnenberg, eds. Compelling Visuality: The Work of Art in and out of History. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.

Gage, John. Colour and Culture: Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction. London: Thames and Hudson 1993.

Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy. Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime. New York: Allworth Press 1999.

Gill, Carolyn Bailey, ed. Time and the Image. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2000.

Holly, Michael Ann, and Marquard Smith. What is Research in the Visual Arts? : Obsession, Archive, Encounter. Williamstown, Mass.: Sterling and Francine Clark Institute; distributed by Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008.

Melville, Stephen, ed. The Lure of the Object. Williamstown, Mass.: Sterling and Francine Clark Institute; distributed by Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2005.

Mitchell, W. J. T. Picture Theory. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Roberts, John. The Intangibilities of Form: Skill and Deskilling after the Readymade. London: Verso, 2007.

Sardar, Ziauddin. Thomas Kuhn and the Science Wars. Duxford: Icon Books, 2000.

Schapiro, Meyer. Theory and Philosophy of Art: Style, Artist, and Society. New York: George Braziller, 1994.

Tucker, Amy. Visual Literacy: Writing About Art. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001. Web Sites

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Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture. http://www.rochester.edu/in_visible_culture/index.html. An online visual culture journal from a lively art and art history department in Rochester University, New York.

Authorship and Intention

Barthes, Roland. ‘The Death of the Author’. In Image, Music, Text. Trans. Stephen Heath. London: Flamingo, 1984, c. 1977.

Burke, Seán. The Death and Return of the Author: Criticism and Subjectivity in Barthes, Foucault and Derrida, 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1998.

Form, Style, and Iconography

Bois, Yve-Alain. ‘Art History and Its Theories: Whose Formalism?’ The Art Bulletin 78, no. 1 (March 1996): 9-12.

Bois, Yve-Alain [see also under Modernity and Its Discontents]
Bois, Yve-Alain and Rosalind Krauss. Formless: A User’s Guide. New York: Zone

Books, 1997.
Mitchell, W. J. T. Iconology: Image, Text, Ideology. Chicago and London:

University of Chicago Press, 1986.

Interpretation and its Limits

Bal, Mieke, and Inge E. Boer, eds. The Point of Theory: Practices of Cultural Analysis. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1994.

Bal, Mieke. Travelling Concepts in the Humanities: A Rough Guide. Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press, 2002.

Bann, Stephen, and William Allen, eds. Interpreting Contemporary Art. London: Reaktion Books, 1991.

Bryson, Norman, Michael Ann Holly, and Keith Moxey, eds. Visual Theory: Painting and Interpretation. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1991.

Eco, Umberto. The Open Work. Trans. Anna Cancogni. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press; London: Hutchinson Radius, 1989.
Butt, Gavin. After Criticism: New Responses to Art and Performance. New

Interventions in Art History 4. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.
Duro, Paul, ed. The Rhetoric of the Frame: Essays on the Boundaries of the

Artwork. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Mitchell, W. J. T., ed. The Politics of Interpretation. Chicago and London:

University of Chicago Press, 1983.
Perloff, Marjorie. The Poetics of Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage. Evanston, Ill.:

Northwestern University Press, 1999.
Sontag, Susan. Against Interpretation and Other Essays. London: Deutsch, 1987. Steinberg, Leo. Other Criteria: Confrontations with Twentieth-Century Art.

Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Language, Semiotics, and Narratology

Bakhtin, Mikhail M. The Dialogic Imagination: four Essays by M. M. Bakhtin. Ed. Michael Holquist. Trans. Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist. Austin: University of Texas press, 1981.

Bal, Mieke, and Norman Bryson. ‘Semiotics and Art History’. The Art Bulletin 73, no. 2 (June 1991): 174-208.

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Bal, Mieke, and Norman Bryson. Looking In: The Art of Viewing. Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture. Amsterdam: G + B International; Abingdon: Marston, 2001.

Bal, Mieke. ‘Art History and Its Theories: Signs in Painting’. The Art Bulletin 79, no. 1 (March 1996): 6-9.

Bal, Mieke. Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative. 2nd ed. Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press, 1997.

Bryson, Norman. ’Discourse, Figure’. In Word and Image: French Painting of the Ancien Régime. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

Chandler, David. Semiotics: The Basics, 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2007. Kristeva, Julia. Desire in Language: A Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art.

Ed. Leon S. Roudiez. Trans. Thomas Gora, Alice Jardine, and Leon S.

Roudiez. Oxford: Basil Blackwell1980.
Jakobson, Roman. On Language. Eds. Linda R. Waugh and Monique Monville-

Burston. Cambridge Mass. and London: Harvard University Press, 1990. Melville, Stephen, and Bill Readings, eds. Vision and Textuality. Basingstoke and

London: Macmillan, 1995
Putnam, Hilary, ‘The Meaning of “Meaning”’, in Philosophical Papers, vol. 2.

Mind, Language and Reality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,

1975.
Quilligan, Maureen. The Language of Allegory: Defining the Genre. Ithaca and

London: Cornell University Press, 1979.

Phenomenology

Ahmed, Sara. Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006.

Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. ‘Cézanne’s Doubt’. In Sense and Non-Sense. Trans. Hubert L. Dreyfus and Patricia Allen Dreyfus. [Evanston, Ill.]: Northwestern University Press, 1964, 9-24.

Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Phenomenology of Perception. Trans. Colin Smith. London: Routledge Classics, 2002.

Performativity
Butler, Judith [see under The Human Subject]
Parker, Andrew, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, eds. Performativity and

Performance. New York and London: Routledge, 1995.

Social History, Marxism

Eagleton, Terry. Marxism and Literary Criticism. London: Routledge, 1976. Eagleton, Terry. The Ideology of the Aesthetic. Oxford: Blackwell, 1990. Harris, Jonathan, ed. Value: Art: Politics: Criticism, Meaning and Interpretation

after Postmodernism. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2007.

Structures and Structuralism, Poststructuralism, and Deconstruction

Bryson, Norman, ed. Calligram: Essays in New Art History from France. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Brunette, Peter and David Wills, eds. Deconstruction and the Visual Arts: Art, Media, Architecture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

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Derrida, Jacques. Memoires of the Blind: The Self-Portrait and Other Ruins. Trans. Pascale-Anne Brault and Michael Naas. Chicago and London; University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Derrida Jacques. The Truth in Painting. Trans. Geoffrey Bennington and Ian McLeod. Chicago and London: Chicago University Press, 1987.

Kuhn, Thomas. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. 2nd ed. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1970.

Man, Paul de. Blindness and Insight: Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism. 2nd ed. London: Methuen, 1983. 

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