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Art and the Artist in Society

Editor(s): Jane Elizabeth Alberdeston, Elsa Luciano Feal, José Jiménez-Justiniano
Contributors: Rebeca Rosell Olmedo, Jane E. Alberdeston, Barbara Roche Rico, Michelle Moravec, Rafael Jackson-Martín,

Book Description

Art and Artist in Society is a compilation of essays that examine the nexus between artists, the art they create and society. These essays consider how art has changed its form and role both to accommodate newer trends and to fully participate in society. Divided into six thematic sections, the book examines the works of a diverse group of artists working in a range of art forms, such as writers Milan Kundera and Judith Ortiz Cofer, filmmakers Humberto Solás and Walter Salles, performers/photographer Daniel Joseph Martínez and feminist-activists Suzanne Lacy and Leslie Labowitz. The analyses of the work of these artists and other artists offer readers an opportunity to explore a number of important issues in art today, such as the representation of the Other, the exploration of alternative sources of knowledge and the construction of the self. For the array of works it analyzes, this book offers fascinating insights into the art and the artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4857-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4857-3
Date of Publication: 01/08/2013
Pages / Size: 325 / A5
Price: £49.99


José Jiménez-Justiniano is a PhD student in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas-Dallas. He has presented papers and published on the use of history in literature, these include “From celebration to rebellion to subversive submission” in Atenea.

Elsa Luciano Feal has a PhD in Literature of the Anglophone Caribbean from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Her research focuses on exile, particularly that of women writers. She has presented papers on the topic at many conferences in Puerto Rico, St. Croix, Antigua, and St. Martin, et al. Her work has been published in La Torre, Sargasso, El amauta and Queen: a journal of rhetoric & power. She has taught English at the University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo for many years, and has been, for the last six years, the editor of the university’s academic journal FORUM.

Jane E. Alberdeston is an artist, poet and Assistant Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo. Her work has been published in various anthologies and literary magazines, such as Bilingual Review (Arizona State University Press) and Sargasso: A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language and Culture. She co-authored the novel Sister Chicas (Penguin Books, 2006), about growing up Latina in the US. She was recently selected for New York University's Resident Scholar Program for research on her current novel, Invisible Choirs. A graduate of Binghamton University's doctoral program in English, she is a proud alumna of Cave Canem, an organization for writers of African descent.