An edition of Torture of Women was published in April by Siglio (Amazon). It includes Diana Nemiroff, “Fourteen Meditations of Torture of Women by Nancy Spero”; Luisa Valenzuela, “Symmetries”; and an excerpt from Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World.
Writings by the artist include Spero and Arkesteijn, eds., Codex Spero / Nancy Spero: Selected Writings and Interviews 1950-2008 (De Appel and Roma, 2008); “The Discovered Uncovered,” in Bee and Schor, eds., M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings, Theory, and Criticism (Duke, 2000); and “The Art of Getting To Equal,” in Duplessis and Snitow, eds., The Feminist Memoir Project: Voices From Women’s Liberation (Three Rivers, 1998).
Phaidon’s 1996 monograph included contributions from Jon Bird, Jo Anna Isaak, Sylvère Lotringer, Stanley Kubrick, and Alice Jardine. Bird organized Otherworlds: The Art of Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith in 2003 (Amazon; review by Morgan Falconer). Also:
- Joanna S. Walker, “The Body is Present Even if in Disguise: Tracing the Trace in the Artwork of Nancy Spero and Ana Mendieta,” Tate Papers 11 (spring 2009); “An Encounter With Nancy Spero,” n.paradoxa 24 (2009), pp. 68-76; and Nancy Spero: An Encounter in Three Parts. Performance, Poetry and Dance (Ph.D., London, 2008)
- Nancy Spero: Dissidances (exh. cat., Barcelona, 2008; Worldcat; review by Rachel Withers)
- Mignon Nixon, “Spero’s Curses,” October 122 (fall 2007), pp. 3-30
- Deborah Frizzell, “Nancy Spero’s Museum Incursions: Isis on the Threshold,” Woman’s Art Journal 27:2 (fall-winter 2006), pp. 24-32
- Amy Ingrid Schlegel, “Codex Spero: Rethinking the Monograph as a Feminist,” in Frederickson and Webb, eds., Singular Women: Writing the Artist (California, 2003) and Codex Spero: feminist art and activist practices in New York since the late 1960s (Ph.D., Columbia, 1997)
- Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, “Spero’s Other Traditions” (1996), in Neo-Avantgarde and Culture Industry: Essays on European and American Art from 1955 to 1975 (MIT, 2000)
- Galerie Lelong and Art 21