Images of the Corpse: From the Renaissance to Cyberspace

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Elizabeth Klaver
Popular Press, 2004 - Art - 238 pages
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Images of the Corpse: From Renaissance to Cyberspace is a collection of 11 essays, which explores and questions the value of interpreting the body as a cultural artifact. This book spans through a great range of time frames with contributions from various essayists. Physicians, art historians, philosophers, an artist, a film scholar, a philosopher, a political scientist, and literature scholars, deliver authoritative essays on a fascinating yet taboo-laden subject such as the corpse. Klaver's rare interdisciplinary approach to examining the Images of the Corpse: From Renaissance to Cyberspace assists in providing an audience with both an engaging and informative read.
  

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Contents

EUGENE A ARNOLD
3
The Art of Making Visible
16
Blood and Circuses
39
Representation of the Dead Body in Literature and Medical
63
Death and the Dead
88
Watching Over the Wounded Eyes of Georges Bataille
113
Gerhard Richter in the Wake of the Vanguard
133
Digital Anatomy and the Precession
169
Death as Differend
186
Dead or Alive
206
Contributors
229
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About the author (2004)

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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