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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Singular Women grew out of a panel, “The Politics of Rediscovery: The Monograph and Feminist Art History,” presented at the College Art Association's 1997 national conference in New York. We thank the association for their pivotal role in the development of this book. We would like to thank those who attended and urged us to continue this discussion as a book. To all of the contributors for their hard work and patience, and to the artists whose work is reproduced, we thank you for your belief in this project. David Cast, Catherine Soussloff, and Janet Wolff offered insightful comments and encouragement, and the graduate students in the “Gender and Difference” and “Theory and Criticism” seminars at Hunter College and the Master's Program at Christie's Education gave us thoughtful reactions to the book-in-progress. Chris Morse assisted us by transcribing key documents. Our families—our husbands, John Curran and Michael Bobrow; our parents, Suzanne and Paul Frederickson and Elizabeth and Pierce Webb; and our parents-in-law, Rosemary and John Curran and Barbara and Sam Bobrow—listened tirelessly to our reports on the progress of this project from panel discussion to finished manuscript and offered us helpful analysis of the ideas themselves.

To the female artists and writers in our lives who provide us with encouragement and inspiration through their words and images we offer our respect and grateful thanks: Brenna Beirne, Kate Teale, Mary Margaret O'Brien, Lesley Dill, Amanda Guest, Kathleen Kucka, L.C.


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Armstrong, Cecilia Galiena, Maggie Simonelli, Judy Natal, Colleen Buzzard, Nancy Lenker Topolski, Anne Havens, Martha O'Connor, and Rachel Hall.

Finally, to our creative and responsive editor at the University of California Press, Stephanie Fay, and to her assistants, Lynn Meinhardt and Erin Marietta, we offer our gratitude for their willingness to take on this book.


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