I’ve been writing articles, essays, and introductions for long enough to have a bibliography several pages long. Here are a few recent pieces published in magazines, newspapers, anthologies and exhibition catalogues.
Articles listed here downloadable in PDF format have been provided by the original publishers, whom I wish to thank. Where possible, links to the publishers are provided.
To peruse writing by format, visit Articles & Essays.
ESSAYS AND ARTICLES ON FEMINISM
“THE DINNER PARTY: INDIGESTION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT,” IN INSIDE BROADSIDE
Essay featured in Inside Broadside: A Decade of Feminist Journalism. Ed, Philinda Masters, Second Story Press Oct. 8 2019.
"The point is not to criticize Chicago for her choice of guests; nor for attempting to take in all of western civilization in her sweep of history.... The point is, however, that...
“WRITING ALONG GENDER LINES” IN LANGUAGE IN HER EYE
Essay featured in Language in Her Eye: Views on Writing and Gender by Canadian Women Writing in English (Coach House Press), 1990. This collection of original essays, articles, and commentaries by 44 distinguished authors, poets, fiction writers, essayists, biographers, and journalists includes contributions from Margaret Atwood, Dionne...
“IN THE NAME OF EQUALITY” IN BROADSIDE
Article featured in Broadside, Volume 10 Number 5 1989
It seemed like a good idea at the time, equality did. Equal pay, equal opportunity, equality before the law; all perfectly self explanatory and obviously legitimate demands for women to make, though naturally easier to claim than to effect."In...
BOOK REVIEW: “POLITICAL WIVES: THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS” IN BROADSIDE
Book Review of Political Wives: The Lives of the Saints, by Susan Riley. Toronto: Deneau, 1987
"If the world were evolving according to a feminist agenda, political wives would be on the endangered species list next to the Eskimo Curlew which once flourished on this continent in...
“THE EROTIC NATIONALISM OF JOYCE WIELAND” IN THIS MAGAZINE
Articled featured in This Magazine 21.
"Hers is not museum art, in format, size or feel; and you don’t have to come equipped with a theory in order to understand it. The images, stories and symbols she uses are the stuff of daily life and everyone’s history: airplanes and sailboats, hearts...
“THE THIRTY PERCENT SOLUTION: SEXISM IN FINE ART” IN THIS MAGAZINE
Article featured in This Magazine, January 1984.
"In 1978 Ottawa artist Jane Martin was the first to brave the opprobrium of the art world by tallying up figures on the number of Canadian Council grants awarded to women in the visual arts, comparing that to the number of women present on the juries. What was...
BOOK REVIEW “BODY BLOW TO ART HISTORY” IN BROADSIDE
Book Review of Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany, Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard, eds., New York: Harper & Row. 1982
They are the gatekeepers of Official Culture and responsible for devising an aesthetic which legitimizes the values of the modern artistocracy—the mandarins, tycoons and idle rich who hold...