Gordon shows how gout has both a literal and a Uterary history: as its medical profile shifts in the wake of political and class upheavals, so too does its significance as a trope marking social position undergo alteration. New York: Routledge, 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. 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. Indeed, from about on, the literary scene is a veritable parade of feminine corpses, fair revenants, and pale doubles for the dead.
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Contact Contact Us Help. A collection of essays on recent scholarship in gender studes, co-edited with Misha Kavka and entitled Feminist Consequences. Denn der Impuls zu schreiben setzt immer auch ds Leben des Autors voraus, eine Unterschrift und eine Position in der Kultur. Gazing across the cultural landscape for points of access to deeper meaningviewers have until recently overlooked these surface signs altogether and, with them, their significance. The conjuction of death, art and femininity forms a rich and disturbing strata of Western culture, explored here in fascinating detail by Elisabeth Bronfen. 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. Another publication about the importance of the diva in celebrity culture, entitled Die Diva.
Bronfen has held a chair at the University of Zurich since , where she wrote her habilitation Over Her Dead Body Works[ edit ] In Over Her Dead Body , Bronfen presents death as a fundamental deficit that is often negotiated over female bodies be they dead or alive in Western societies , citing Wuthering Heights , Frankenstein , and Vertigo. In her analysis, the human navel serves as a metaphor for both connection and detachment that is linked to the eponymous knotted subject of the hysteric because it too stems from a knot. In particular, Bronfen traces the depiction of the Freudian Uncanny in these films. Her main thesis is that a "knowledge of the uncanniness of existence"  remains visible in these movies despite their attempts of making sense of reality by giving the viewers a metaphorical home in the cinematic world. From the "unfinished business"  of civil war in Gone with the Wind and Gangs of New York to the "choreography of battle"  in Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers , Bronfen investigates the parallels between military and cinematic spectacle.