This keynote is a draft of the new introduction to the reissue of The Feminist Spectator as Critic, my first book, originally published by UMI Research Press in 1988, then by the University of Michigan Press in 1991. The book will be reissued in July 2012. The new introduction-in-process tries to think through what it means to be a feminist spectator in the 21st century, reflecting on what's changed since I wrote the book in the mid- to late-80s, and what's sadly, infuriatingly the same.
I'm happy for comments on this draft, which I'm "teasing" here. The full text is available on my new web site, where I'll archive longer documents that I'd like to share with readers. Check out the full keynote address/intro draft at jilldolan.org.