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Document Type

Book Chapter

Department/Program

Modern Languages & Literatures

Publication Date

2016

Book Title

Intersections: Women Artists/Surrealism/Modernism

Publisher

Manchester University Press

Editor

Patricia Allmer

City

Manchester

First Page

33

Last Page

47

Abstract

Susan Hiller stated in a 2005 interview that what drew her ‘to look again at surrealism’ and ‘the repressed history of automatism within modernism’ was the experience she had drawing Sisters of Menon (1972) as part of a group project she initiated involving automatic practice. One reason for this reconsideration must surely have been the surrealists’ engagement in the countercultural ideals of her own generation as evidenced by their commitment to the May 1968 student protests in Paris.

ISBN

978-0719096488

Photographic Automatism: Surrealism and Feminist (Post?) Modernism in Susan Hiller's Sisters of Menon

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