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Images of the Corpse
From the Renaissance to Cyberspace
Edited by Elizabeth Klaver
Popular Press, an imprint of the University of Wisconsin Press
A Ray and Pat Browne Book
"I can't get this book out from under my skinit's fresh, provocative, challenging, and utterly fascinating."Jack Bushnell, University of WisconsinEau Claire
This compelling book brings together physicians; artists; and scholars of film, literature, philosophy, art, and politics to discuss the representation of the corpse in Western culture. Spanning a timeline from the Renaissance to the present, these essays introduce readers to a modern autopsy; a public execution and dissection in seventeenth-century England; the genre of postmortem photography; the corpse as artist's model; images of dead women in such popular films as Copycat and The Silence of the Lambs, and post-mortem scenes in the works of Flaubert, Balzac, Andres Serrano, and others.
Elizabeth Klaver is associate professor of English at Southern Illinois University and author of Performing Television: Contemporary Drama and the Media Culture.
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LC: 2003020575 NX
280 pp. 6 x 9
3 color illus., 7 b/w illus.
Cloth OUT OF PRINT
Paper $19.95 t
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