The Wide World of Lesbian Cats
The Wide World of Lesbian Cats excavates a history of cat memes in lesbian, feminist and queer cultural productions from the 1970s to the present. Although cats are most closely associated with the Internet, simple line drawings of cats also routinely appeared in books and periodicals that came out of the women in print movement in the 1970s. Similarly, in the 1980s and 1990s, lesbian comic artists like Alison Bechdel and Diane DiMassa frequently depicted cats in their popular serials Dykes to Watch Out For and Hothead Paisan. In following cats from print to digital culture, The Wide World of Lesbian Cats explores the enduring appeal of cats to lesbian, feminist and queer political projects.
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The Wide of World of Lesbian Cats is curated by Rachel Corbman with the support of a Public Humanities fellowship from Humanities New York.
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