> > Prof Hilary Robinson

Email

h.robinson[at]mdx.ac.uk

Prof Hilary Robinson

Professor Hilary Robinson

 

My research is an exploration of the intersection of feminism and art, and aims to develop thinking about the relationship between practice and theory in what has been and continues to be a highly productive juncture. What drives me is an interest in how 'art' and 'feminism' (as a set of politics, as a web of thought, and as a diversity of practices) have informed each other, challenged each other, and created new ways of thinking and making. Major publications include Visibly Female: Feminism and Art Today (Camden Press: 1987); Feminism-Art-Theory 1968-2000 (Blackwell: 2001); Reading Art, Reading Irigaray: The Politics of Art by Women (IB Tauris: 2006). I curated Feminist and… at the Mattress Factory Museum (2012); Feminism-Art-Theory 1968-2014 (Wiley Blackwell: 2015).

Enquiries about doctoral studies are welcome in any appropriate area, inclusing on individual feminist artists or art theorists; on the intersection of feminist thinking and practice with other politically informed positions and practices; and in both text-based and practice-led research.

PhD supervisions:

As Director of Studies:
Frances Hatherley: Sublime Dissension: Intersectional Approaches to the Construction and Reclamation of the Female Grotesque in Art and Visual Culture.
Elina Suoyrjö: On Feminist Curating.
Suzanne van Rossenberg - The Business Case of Feminist or Queer Art.
 
Supervisions while at the University of Ulster (1992-2005):
As First Supervisor:
Amanda Montgomery: ‘Towards a better practice model for public art commissioning in Northern Ireland.’Enrolled 2003, awarded 2008
Niamh O’Malley: ‘Repositioning the Landscape Viewer: Investigating models of appreciation and visual representation’ (practice/theory PhD). Enrolled 2000, awarded 2003
Cherie Driver: ‘The writings of Griselda Pollock, Ireland, the "feminine" and visual representation’. Enrolled 2001, awarded 2005
Ruth Jones: ‘Liminality, risk and repetition: Towards a feminine becoming in contemporary art practice’ (practice/theory PhD). Enrolled 1999, awarded 2002
Suzannah Chan: ‘De-centering whiteness, gender and "Irishness:" representing "race," gender and diaspora in Irish visual art’. Enrolled 1998, awarded 2002.
As Second Supervisor:
Peter Richards: Reconstructing representations of the history of performance art (practice/theory MPhil). Enrolled 1996, submitted 1999
Sarah Edge: ‘Photography and identities: a case study and related photographic practices.  An investigation into the role of early photographic representations of working-class women in London as represented in the photographic collection of Arthur J Munby’. Enrolled 1997, PhD awarded 2006 (Part-time)
Sura Al-Maiyah: ‘Daylighting and Sustainability of Place in Cultural Heritage Contexts’. Enrolled 2003, PhD awarded 2006
Will Pollard: ‘The poetic performative:  towards an understanding of the problem of the body and the world in contemporary performance’ (practice/theory PhD). Enrolled 2003, PhD awarded 2007

Hilary Robinson’s research in the University Repository

The third space: a paradigm for internationalism

Harley, Alison and James, Stephanie and Reid, Eileen and Reid, Seona and Robinson, Hilary and Watson, Yvonne (2008) The third space: a paradigm for internationalism. In: The Student Experie...

New feminist activism: memory, art, and context

Robinson, Hilary (2016) New feminist activism: memory, art, and context. In: XLIX AICA International Congress: New Utopias: Art, Memory, Context, 11-15 Oct 2016, Havana, Cuba. ...

Feminism meets the big exhibition: museum survey shows since 2005

Robinson, Hilary (2016) Feminism meets the big exhibition: museum survey shows since 2005. On Curating, 29 . pp. 29-40. ...

Feminism-art-theory 1968-2014: an anthology

Robinson, Hilary , ed. (2015) Feminism-art-theory 1968-2014: an anthology. Wiley Blackwell, Malden MA; Oxford UK. ISBN 9781118360606 ...

Whose beauty? Women, art, and inter-subjectivity in Luce Irigaray’s writings

Robinson, Hilary (2000) Whose beauty? Women, art, and inter-subjectivity in Luce Irigaray’s writings. In: Beauty Matters. Brand, Peg Zeglin , ed. Indiana University Press, pp. 224-251. ISB...

Within the Pale in from: Beyond the Pale: the construction of femininity in the curating of an exhibition season at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Robinson, Hilary (1997) Within the Pale in from: Beyond the Pale: the construction of femininity in the curating of an exhibition season at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Journal of Gend...

Pleasure, painting, politics: the three graces - or: why I like Adélaïde Labille-Guiard's 'self-portrait with two pupils'

Robinson, Hilary Pleasure, painting, politics: the three graces - or: why I like Adélaïde Labille-Guiard's 'self-portrait with two pupils'. In: Artistic production and the feminist theory of ...

Feminism meets the big exhibition: 2005 onwards

Robinson, Hilary (2013) Feminism meets the big exhibition: 2005 onwards. Anglo Saxonica, 3 (6). ISSN 0873-0628 ...

Becoming women: Irigaray, Ireland and visual representation

Robinson, Hilary (2003) Becoming women: Irigaray, Ireland and visual representation. In: Art, Gender and Nation: Ethnic Landscapes, Myths and Mother-Figures. Bhreathnach-Lynch, Sheila and Cusac...

Pleasure, painting, politics: the three graces – or: why I like Adélaïde Labille-Guiard’s Self-Portrait With Two Pupils

Robinson, Hilary (2012) Pleasure, painting, politics: the three graces – or: why I like Adélaïde Labille-Guiard’s Self-Portrait With Two Pupils. In: Artistic Production and the Feminist Th...

Feminism-art-theory : 1968-2000

Robinson, Hilary , ed. (2001) Feminism-art-theory : 1968-2000. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. ISBN 9780631208495 ...

Reading art, reading Irigaray: the politics of art by women

Robinson, Hilary , ed. (2006) Reading art, reading Irigaray: the politics of art by women. I.B. Tauris, London. ISBN 9781860649530 ...

Actionmyth, historypanic: the entry of VALIE EXPORT’s aktionhose: genitalpanik into art history

Robinson, Hilary (2013) Actionmyth, historypanic: the entry of VALIE EXPORT’s aktionhose: genitalpanik into art history. n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal, 23 . pp. 84-89. ISSN ...

Feminist and ...

Robinson, Hilary Feminist and ... [Show/Exhibition] ...

The third space: a paradigm for internationalisation

Robinson, Hilary and Harley, A. and Reid, E. and Reid, S. and Watson, Y. (2008) The third space: a paradigm for internationalisation. In: The student experience in art and design higher educ...