The Resource Over her dead body : death, femininity, and the aesthetic, Elisabeth Bronfen

Over her dead body : death, femininity, and the aesthetic, Elisabeth Bronfen

Label
Over her dead body : death, femininity, and the aesthetic
Title
Over her dead body
Title remainder
death, femininity, and the aesthetic
Statement of responsibility
Elisabeth Bronfen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1846, Edgar Allan Poe wrote that "the death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetic topic in the world'. 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 examples range from Carmen to Little Nell, from Wuthering Height6s to Vertigo, from Snow White to Frankenstein. The text is richly illustrated throughout with thirty-seven paintings and photographs."--Cover
  • "Elisabeth Bronfen throws light on the disturbing conjunction of beauty, morbidity and the feminine that pervades our culture. Literary history, art criticism and psychoanalysis fruitfully combine to lay bare the uneasy interplay of pathology and power revealed in representations of the female corpse."--Ray Porter, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bronfen, Elisabeth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PN56.D4
  • BF789.D4
LC item number
  • B76 1992
  • B7 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Femininity in literature
  • Death
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Beauté corporelle
  • Beauté féminine (esthétique)
  • Beauté corporelle
  • Mort
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature américaine
  • Femmes dans l'art
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • Frau
  • Geschichte
  • Künste
  • Literatur
  • Tod
  • Death in literature
  • Death
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Femininity in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Englisch
  • USA
Label
Over her dead body : death, femininity, and the aesthetic, Elisabeth Bronfen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I : Death : the epitome of tropes. Preparation for an autopsy ; The lady vanishes ; Violence of representation : representation of violence -- Part II : Rom animate body to inanimate text. The 'most' poetic topic ; Deathbed scenes ; Bodies on display ; The lady is a portrait ; Noli me videre ; Case Study : Wife to Mr Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddall (1829-62) -- Part III : Strategies of translation, mitigation and exchange. Sacrificing extremity ; Femininity : missing in action ; Close encounters of a fatal kind -- Part IV : Stabilising the ambivalence of repetition. The speculated woman ; Rigor has set in : the wasted bride ; Necromancy, or closing the crack on the gravestone ; Risky resemblances ; Spectral stories ; The dead beloved as muse ; Case study : Henry's sister, Alice James (1848-92) -- Conclusion : Aporias of resistance. From muse to creatrix : Snow White unbound
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 460 pages
Isbn
9780415906609
Lccn
93103031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26619048
  • (OCoLC)ocm26619048
Label
Over her dead body : death, femininity, and the aesthetic, Elisabeth Bronfen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I : Death : the epitome of tropes. Preparation for an autopsy ; The lady vanishes ; Violence of representation : representation of violence -- Part II : Rom animate body to inanimate text. The 'most' poetic topic ; Deathbed scenes ; Bodies on display ; The lady is a portrait ; Noli me videre ; Case Study : Wife to Mr Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddall (1829-62) -- Part III : Strategies of translation, mitigation and exchange. Sacrificing extremity ; Femininity : missing in action ; Close encounters of a fatal kind -- Part IV : Stabilising the ambivalence of repetition. The speculated woman ; Rigor has set in : the wasted bride ; Necromancy, or closing the crack on the gravestone ; Risky resemblances ; Spectral stories ; The dead beloved as muse ; Case study : Henry's sister, Alice James (1848-92) -- Conclusion : Aporias of resistance. From muse to creatrix : Snow White unbound
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 460 pages
Isbn
9780415906609
Lccn
93103031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26619048
  • (OCoLC)ocm26619048

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