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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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Over Her Dead Body Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic

Project MUSE Mission Project Ovver promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Tracy Gaughan rated it it was ok Mar 08, Stabilising the ambivalence of repetition. The conjuction 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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Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic

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. Diana Taylor Limited preview – Mary Cavallaro rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Alice Cooke rated it it was amazing Dec 29, To ask other readers questions about Over Her Dead Bodyplease sign up.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The text is richly illustrated throughout with thirty-seven paintings and photographs. Traditionally, death and the feminine in Western thought have signified the body, worldly mutability, impermanence, unpredictabilityflux, weakness, decay, dissolution, and absence; at the same time, they are eternal, spiritual, sexless castrating or castratedanonymousbefore or beyond language. What can all the dead beautiful women in fiction, poetry, painting, and sculpture since the eighteenth century reveal about Western culture’s ways of seeing the world?

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Claudia rated it really liked it Sep 21, Deborah Rees rated it liked it Dec 03, 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.

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Over Her Dead Body is a highly original book that exposes the powerful and astonishingly pervasive conjunction of death, femininity, and the aesthetic in Western culture since the Enlightenment.

Stacy Howe rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Denn der Impuls zu schreiben setzt immer auch ds Leben des Autors voraus, eine Unters Ich habe nur einige Kapitel angelesen und brofnen das Thema hoch spannend und die Beispele Bronfens sehr erhellend.

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.

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The argument that this book boey 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.

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Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic by Elisabeth Bronfen

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