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Maternal art and post-natal wellbeing: Proximity and separation in Lena Simic’s Contemplation Time (2007-8) and Eti Wade’s Jocasta (2008) (2019)
Journal Article
Johnson, C. (2019). Maternal art and post-natal wellbeing: Proximity and separation in Lena Simic’s Contemplation Time (2007-8) and Eti Wade’s Jocasta (2008). Studies in the Maternal, 11(1),

This article discusses two photographic artworks that challenge popular narratives of failed or achieved maternal femininity. My readings of Lena Simic’s Contemplation Time: a document of maternity leave (2007-8) and Eti Wade’s Jocasta (2008) are inf... Read More about Maternal art and post-natal wellbeing: Proximity and separation in Lena Simic’s Contemplation Time (2007-8) and Eti Wade’s Jocasta (2008).

From nursing Virgins to brelfies: The project of maternal femininity (2019)
Journal Article
Johnson, C., & Rintoul, J. (2019). From nursing Virgins to brelfies: The project of maternal femininity. Journal of Gender Studies, 28(8), https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2019.1607267

Contemporary debates about breastfeeding are saturated with ideas about what constitutes ‘good’ and ‘bad’ mothering, ‘achieved’ or ‘failed’ femininity frequently derived from Christian representations of the Virgin Mother. In this article we trace de... Read More about From nursing Virgins to brelfies: The project of maternal femininity.

Waiting for Marina: Generosity and shared time in Marina Abramovic's 512 Hours (2018)
Journal Article
Johnson, C. (2018). Waiting for Marina: Generosity and shared time in Marina Abramovic's 512 Hours

This presentation examines Marina Abramović’s performance, 512 Hours (Serpentine Gallery, London, 2014) as a catalyst for thinking about forms of criticality needed to respond to contemporary conditions of neoliberal culture. I ask what kind of criti... Read More about Waiting for Marina: Generosity and shared time in Marina Abramovic's 512 Hours.

Gendered violence (2012)
Journal Article
Franklin, A., & Johnson, C. Gendered violence. Manuscript submitted for publication

Emin is screaming: Empathy as affirmative engagement in Tracey Emin's Homage to Edvard Munch and All My Dead Children (1998) (2010)
Journal Article
Johnson, C. (2010). Emin is screaming: Empathy as affirmative engagement in Tracey Emin's Homage to Edvard Munch and All My Dead Children (1998). Parallax, 16(3), 96-104. https://doi.org/10.1080/13534645.2010.486676

This article explores the concept of empathy as an affirmative feminist engagement with Tracey Emin’s short film Homage to Edvard Munch and All My Dead Children (1998). I consider the ‘work’ that art does in terms of empathic possibility asking why t... Read More about Emin is screaming: Empathy as affirmative engagement in Tracey Emin's Homage to Edvard Munch and All My Dead Children (1998).