Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic
In 1846, Edgar Allen Poe wrote that 'the death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetic topic in the world'. 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 examples range from Carmen to Little Nell, from Wuthering Heights to Vertigo, from Snow White to Frankenstein. The text is richly illustrated throughout with thirty-seven paintings and photographs.
Violence of representation representation of violence
From animate body to inanimate text
Case study Wife to Mr Rossetti Elizabeth Siddall 182962
Strategies of translation mitigation and exchange
Stabilising the ambivalence of repetition