TITLE

Subverting the Myth of the Bearded Lady: Jennifer Miller and Circus Amok

AUTHOR(S)
Kafai, Shayda
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
MP: A Feminist Journal Online;Oct2010, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p59
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the work and life of Jennifer Miller, a multidisciplinary artist, clown and self-identified woman with a beard. It examines how Miller inverts the mythic image of the bearded lady and the genealogies of essential femininity and the normative image of womanhood. It also explores how a consequent decision to maintain her beard positioned Miller as a non-normative woman.
ACCESSION #
60147316

 

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