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Paula J. Birnbaum, “Swoon’s Medea (2017) as a Feminist Intervention: Re-producing the Maternal,” in ed. Brenda Schmahmann, Iconic Works by Feminists and Gender Activists: Mistress Pieces (Routledge, 2021).


In this book, contributors identify and explore a range of iconic works – "Mistress-Pieces" – that have been made by feminists and gender activists since the 1970s. The first volume for which the defining of iconic feminist art is the raison d’être, its contributors interpret a "Mistress-Piece" as a work that has proved influential in a particular context because of its distinctiveness and relevance.

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