Graduation Year


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Open Access Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Art & Art History

Reader 1

Juliet Koss

Reader 2

Frances K. Pohl

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© 2007 Peter Holden Fox


Jenny Holzer's text-based projects have attracted the attention of critics, historians, and curators from Des Moines to Dresden. An understanding of the complex interplay between language, gender, power, and site within Holzer's work demonstrates how a singular interpretive approach is insufficient for discussing the multitude of meanings her projects produce. Perhaps most significantly, a fresh analysis of Holzer's work and critical reactions to it challenges the story of modernism and postmodernism and the relationship between these two terms.


Submitted to Pomona College in partial fulfillment of the degree of Bachelor of Arts

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OCLC number: 549514793