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Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Candi K. Cann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

From the dead body to the virtual body and from material memorials to virtual memorials, one thing is clear: the bodiless nature of memorialization of the dead across cultures. In postindustrial, ... More


Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Margaret Schwartz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694334
eISBN:
9781452953588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

An Iconography of the Flesh theorizes the relationship between the body and the image by looking at the corpse as a special instance of a body that is both thing and representation. Unlike ... More


Gothic Death 1740-1914: A Literary History

Andrew Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719088414
eISBN:
9781526115256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088414.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The focus in this book is on how the dead and dying were represented in Gothic texts between 1740 and 1914-between Graveyard poetry and the mass death occasioned by the First World War. The corpse ... More


Starman: the rise of the ‘cosmic traveller’

Neil Cornwell

in Odoevsky's Four Pathways into Modern Fiction: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082092
eISBN:
9781781702062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082092.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the motif of round-the-world flight, and the impact on surrounding society of the quirks of a single life, in Odoevsky's tale The Live Corpse. It is seen to be developed into ... More


The Body of the Nation: Abraham Lincoln, Vladimir Lenin, and Eva Perón

Margaret Schwartz

in Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694334
eISBN:
9781452953588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 1 introduces photographic indexicality and uses it as the metric to understanding the relationship between the body of the dead leader (Lincoln, Lenin, Eva Peron) and the “body politic” for ... More


Communicating with the Corpse

Margaret Schwartz

in Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694334
eISBN:
9781452953588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The conclusion argues for an understanding of death that allows the body to speak and signify in ways that restore dignity to the mourning process and extricate it from capitalist modes of social ... More


An Iconography of the Flesh

Margaret Schwartz

in Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694334
eISBN:
9781452953588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the introduction, Swartz introduces the corpse as representational object referring to deceased, and documents the relationship between photography and embalming as aesthetics as well as mourning ... More


The Girl in the Water

Frank Noack

in Veit Harlan: The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167008
eISBN:
9780813167794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167008.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with the debut of Swedish actress Kristina Söderbaum in Nazi cinema and her impact on Harlan’s life. After choosing her to play the female lead in Jugend (Youth, 1938), the ... More


Loss Embodied

Jonathan Strauss

in Private Lives, Public Deaths: Antigone and the Invention of Individuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251322
eISBN:
9780823252954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251322.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The valuable living individual did not exist in clear conceptual terms within the historical context in which Antigone was written, but he nonetheless made his possibility felt as an absence. This ... More


States of Exclusion

Jonathan Strauss

in Private Lives, Public Deaths: Antigone and the Invention of Individuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251322
eISBN:
9780823252954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251322.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

As the previous chapter showed, the dead body represented both the value of the individual and an indeterminate state between life and death. Chapter Four argues that, as such, the corpse was ... More


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