chapter  8
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Place in the Author’s Work

ByKarina Jakubowicz

Griselda Pollock has described Vision and Difference as her "fifth feminist book thinking about and analyzing culture for inscriptions 'in, of and from the feminine'". It is Pollock's most widely read work, and gives a good representation of the ideas and interests that have dominated her career thus far. While Pollock has written several other texts, the popularity of Vision and Difference has meant that it is often the first book in her corpus that students will encounter. Pollock's work is chiefly limited to the subject of feminist art history. Her PhD thesis focused on the male artist Vincent van Gogh and her first books were on Van Gogh and Jean Francois Millet. Vision and Difference is certainly one of Pollock's better-known works, and this is partly due to the fact that it is the one that is most easily applied to subjects outside of art history.