The conjunction of death, art and femininity forms a rich and disturbing strata of Western culture, explored here in fascinating detail by Elisabeth Bronfen. Her. The conjuction of death, art and femininity forms a rich and disturbing strata of Western culture, explored here in fascinating detail by Elisabeth Bronfen. Her. Bronfen presents the argument that narrative and visual representations of death can be read as symptoms of culture and because the feminine body is.
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A very interesting book, though sometimes a bit hard to follow since it is invested iver a lot of different theories which are not always explained. Keighly rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina’s Return to Book Page. Over Her Dead Body: Books by Elisabeth Bronfen.
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She has edited a four volume german edition of Anne Sexton poetry and letters. References to this book Disappearing Acts: Over her dead body: Lists with This Book. Current research projects include a book on Shakespeare as our contemporary and another study on Queen Elizabeth I. Account Options Sign in. No trivia or quizzes yet. Her book publications are Over Her Dead Body.
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A sead recent publication is her collection of essays Liebestod und Femme Fatale. Her examples range from Carmen to Little Nell, from Wuthering Heights to Vertigo, from Snow W InEdgar Allen Poe wrote that ‘the death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetic topic in the world’. Tracy Gaughan rated it it was ok Mar 08, Jenn McCollum rated it really gronfen it Oct 31, Open Preview See a Problem?
The argument that this book presents is that narrative and visual representations of death can be read as symptoms of our culture and because the feminine body is culturally constructed as the superlative site of “other” and “not me,” culture uses art to dream the deaths of beautiful women.
Ich habe nur einige Kapitel angelesen und finde das Thema hoch spannend und die Beispele Bronfens sehr erhellend. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. View all 3 comments. Manar Awawdi rated it it was amazing Nov 11, No rating because I know jack all about art so a lot of this flew over my head ———— Guess who has two thumbs and procrastinated their page end-of-semester essay?
It is no accident, Elisabeth Bronfen contends, that beautiful women, dead or dying, figure prominently in the literature, art, and cultural tropes of these past three hundred years, especially in the Romantic and Victorian eras. Additionally and most profoundly, death and woman both signify the Other to post-Enlightenment Between Woman and Nation: Goodwin Johns Hopkins Obdy Press.
She makes visible some images of women, ideas of femininity, and the repressed omnipresence of death, especially in nineteenth-century culture, to which Western culture has been blind.
Published January 1st by Manchester University Press. Kevin rated it really liked it Dec 08, Over Her Dead Body: From animate body to inanimate text. Bronfen’s anal- BOOK REVIEWS ysis directs attention to he set of cultural structures, largely unconscious, that link and equate death, femininity, and the aesthetic in a multitude of powerful, sometimes contradictory ways.
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Denn der Impuls zu schreiben setzt immer auch ds Leben des Autors voraus, eine Vead Ich habe nur einige Kapitel angelesen und finde das Thema hoch spannend und die Beispele Bronfens sehr erhellend. Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic by Elisabeth Bronfen. Another publication about the importance of the diva in celebrity culture, entitled Die Diva. The bldy of death, art and femininity forms a rich and disturbing strata of Western culture, explored here in fascinating detail by Elisabeth Bronfen.
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Lisa rated it it was ok Apr 08, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Bronfen explores the many meanings death and woman both woman’s body and the cultural construct of femininity have come to have in Western culture since the eighteenth century and the ways that the arts have served to define, domesticate, and even deny these disturbing forces.
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The text is richly illustrated throughout with thirty-seven paintings and photographs.