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Butch heroes, Ria Brodell

Label
Butch heroes
Title
Butch heroes
Statement of responsibility
Ria Brodell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Katherina Hetzeldorfer, tried "for a crime that didn't have a name" (same sex sexual relations) and sentenced to death by drowning in 1477; Charles aka Mary Hamilton, publicly whipped for impersonating a man in eighteenth-century England; Clara, aka "Big Ben," over whom two jealous women fought in 1926 New York: these are just three of the lives that the artist Ria Brodell has reclaimed for queer history in Butch Heroes. Brodell offers a series of twenty-eight portraits of forgotten but heroic figures, each accompanied by a brief biographical note. They are individuals who were assigned female at birth but whose gender presentation was more masculine than feminine, who did not want to enter into heterosexual marriage, and who often faced dire punishment for being themselves. Brodell's detailed and witty paintings are modeled on Catholic holy cards, slyly subverting a religious template. The portraits and the texts offer intriguing hints of lost lives: cats lounge in the background of domestic settings; one of the figures is said to have been employed variously as "a prophet, a soldier, or a textile worker"; another casually holds a lit cigarette. Brodell did extensive research for each portrait, piecing together a life from historical accounts, maps, journals, paintings, drawings, and photographs, finding the heroic in the forgotten
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brodell, Ria
Illustrations
charts
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brodell, Ria
  • Gender-nonconforming people
  • Gender-nonconforming people
  • Butch and femme (Lesbian culture)
  • 20.10 art and society: general
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Gender-nonconforming people
Label
Butch heroes, Ria Brodell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-77)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1029069671
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 79 pages
Isbn
9780262038973
Lccn
2018008759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 300
Other control number
40028482550
Other physical details
color portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
15233015
System control number
(OCoLC)1029069671
Label
Butch heroes, Ria Brodell
Publication
Copyright
Note
The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-77)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1029069671
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 79 pages
Isbn
9780262038973
Lccn
2018008759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 300
Other control number
40028482550
Other physical details
color portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
15233015
System control number
(OCoLC)1029069671

Library Locations

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      5 Monument Square, Portland, ME, 04101, US
      43.657680 -70.258550
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