Representations is honoring women’s writing on visual culture by making the following selection of articles free to read online for a limited time. This selection is inspired by the College Art Association’s 108th annual conference (February 12-15, 2020), which is devoting 50% of its programming to a celebration of the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage. Please share using the conference hashtag #CAA2020.

Warhol Paints History, or Race in America
Anne M. Wagner

Mildred Pierce, Warner Bros., and the Corporate Family
Catherine Jurca

Elizabeth Abel

Trauma and Visuality: Art Spiegelman’s Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers
Katalin Orbáán

Skins, Tattoos, and Susceptibility
Anne Anlin Cheng

Negative-Positive Truths
Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby

The Evidence of Things Not Photographed: Slavery and Historical Memory in the British West Indies
Krista Thompson