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Bronfen, Elisabeth

Works: 312 works in 772 publications in 3 languages and 13,003 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Catalogues raisonnés  Interviews  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Contributor, Other, Creator, zxx, Author of introduction, dgs, Interviewee, Collector, Performer
Classifications: PN56.D4, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Publications about Elisabeth Bronfen
Publications by Elisabeth Bronfen
Most widely held works by Elisabeth Bronfen
Over her dead body : death, femininity, and the aesthetic by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
48 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 801 libraries worldwide
"In 1846, Edgar Allan Poe wrote that "the death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetic topic in the world'. The conjunction 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 Height6s to Vertigo, from Snow White to Frankenstein. The text is richly illustrated throughout with thirty-seven paintings and photographs."--Cover
Pipilotti Rist by Peggy Phelan( Book )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and German and held by 613 libraries worldwide
Om den schweiziske kunstner Pipilotti Rist (1962- ) og hendes videoinstallationer
Feminist consequences : theory for the new century by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Over the past half century, Buddhism has grown from a transplanted philosophy to a full-fledged religious movement in America, rich in its own practices, leaders, adherents, and institutions. Long favored as an essential guide to this history, Buddhism in America covers the three major groups shaping the tradition-an emerging Asian immigrant population, native-born converts, and old-line Asian American Buddhists-and their distinct yet spiritually connected efforts to remake Buddhism in a Western context. This edition updates existing text and adds three new essays on contemporar
Home in Hollywood : the imaginary geography of cinema by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 497 libraries worldwide
Who can forget Dorothy's quest for the great and powerful Oz as she tried to return to her beloved Kansas' She thought she needed a wizard's magic, only to discover that home-and the power to get there-had been with her all along. This engaging and provocative book proposes that Hollywood has created an imaginary cinematic geography filled with people and places we recognize and to which we are irresistibly drawn. Each viewing of a film stirs, in a very real and charismatic way, feelings of home, and the comfort of returning to films like familiar haunts is at the core of our nostalgic desire. Leading us on a journey through American film, Elisabeth Bronfen examines the different ways home is constructed in the development of cinematic narrative. Each chapter includes a close reading of such classic films as Fleming's The Wizard of Oz, Sirk's Imitation of Life, Burton's Batman Returns, Hitchcock's Rebecca, Ford's The Searchers, and Sayles's Lone Star
Death and representation ( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
The knotted subject : hysteria and its discontents by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
The insomnia drawings by Louise Bourgeois( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Specters of war : Hollywood's engagement with military conflict by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 285 libraries worldwide
Americans have no direct access to war as a horrific experience of carnage and human destruction; we understand our relation to it through images and narratives that transmit and interpret it for us. Specters of War looks at the way war has been brought to the screen in various genres and at different historical moments throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Elixabeth Bronfen does not discuss actual conflicts but the films by which we have come to know and remember them, including All Quiet on the Western Front, The Best Years of Our Lives, Miracle at St. Anna, The Deer Hunter, and Flags of our Fathers. Bronfen argues that we are haunted by past wars and by cinematic re-conceptualizations of them, and reveals a national iconography of redemptive violence from which we seem unable to escape
Cindy Sherman : photographic work 1975-1995 by Cindy Sherman( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 libraries worldwide
The latent horror of Cindy Sherman's images - The outer inner world - The other self of the imagination: Cindy Sherman's hysterical performance
Dorothy Richardson's art of memory : space, identity, text by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
"Dorothy Richardson's novel cycle Pilgrimage, completed in 1938, continues to be marginalised despite the fact that in the past decade several monographs and many articles addressing the issues of gender genre and modernism have been published: Her work has been recuperated from oblivion primarily as a voice of feminine modernism, but the philosophical underpinnings are still overlooked. Mapping this early modernist text against our postmodern interest in real and imagined geographies, Bronfen addresses the question of how identity is formed as a result of corporeal and cultural positioning."--Jacket
The return of the repressed by Louise Bourgeois( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
"An astonishing selection of approximately 80 unpublished writings by Louise Bourgeois appears here in print for the first time, which, combined with eight extensive scholarly essays turns our critical understanding of Bourgeois' work on its head. A new and unprecedented insight into the work of one of the 20th century's greatest artists. Famed for works including The Destruction of the Father (1974), Arch of Hysteria (1993) and her huge and emblematic piece Maman (1999) -- an enormous spider as an icon of maternal protection and withdrawal -- Bourgeois investigated the realm of psychoanalytical territory through her sculptures, paintings and writings. Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed shows the enduring presence of psychoanalysis as a motivational force and a site of exploration in her life and work. Selected and edited by Philip Larratt-Smith, her literary archivist, these texts provide a comprehensive overview and re-reading covering 60 years of artistic production. The second volume in this gorgeous set also serves as an impressive and up-to-date monograph, detailing works up until the artist's death in 2010"--Publisher's description
Night passages : philosophy, literature, and film by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
In the beginning was the night. All light, shapes, language, and subjective consciousness, as well as the world and art depicting them, emerged from this formless chaos. In fantasy, we seek to return to this original darkness. Particularly in literature, visual representations, and film, the night resiliently resurfaces from the margins of the knowable, acting as a stage and state of mind in which exceptional perceptions, discoveries, and decisions play out. Elisabeth Bronfen follows nocturnal spaces in which extraordinary events unfold, enabling the irrational exploration of desir
Francesca Woodman : works from the Sammlung Verbund by Francesca Woodman( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 190 libraries worldwide
The ephemerality and evanescence of the female body and the suicide of Francesca Woodman (1958–1981) have given rise to the view that her art anticipates her early death. The present publication seeks to open up a different horizon. Francesca Woodman’s photographs are considered in the light of a passionate mise-en-scène of the self: as tableaux vivants. The artist’s studios in the U.S. and Europe are the stages on which she establishes relations between the female body, her props, and the spatial ensemble in order to unfold a metaphorical visual language.0Exhibition: Vertikale Galerie, Vienna, Austria (29.1.-21.5.2014)
Paul McCarthy : lala land, parody paradise : Haus der Kunst, München by Paul McCarthy( Book )
10 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 189 libraries worldwide
La muestra presenta dibujos, esculturas, películas, performances e instalaciones, así como obras fuera del recinto del museo, en las que McCarthy, a través de un imaginario extraído de la televisión, la publicidad y el American Way of Life traslada iconos populares a escenarios perturbadores y carnavalescos, que ponen de relieve la deshumanización y la brutalidad que subyace bajo el pretendido equilibrio social de Occidente. A través de la exageración y la sátira, las obras incumplen deliberadamente todo lo socialmente convenido, utilizando un lenguaje descarnado y violento de alto contenido sexual, que realza aspectos de una cultura de consumo y entretenimiento que hace tiempo que dejó de ser inocente
Women : Picasso, Beckmann, de Kooning : Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Regardless of the clichés associated with Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Max Beckmann (1884-1950), and Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) in the "public" private sphere, their exploration of the theme "woman" go far beyond one-sided definitions. Their portrayals of women are highly nuanced; they have a significance of their own and time and again become sensitive reflections of social and political problems and upheavals. They are not simply surfaces upon which are projected male longings and desires, but catalysts for a confrontation with the artist's own life and history (Picasso), while in Beckmann's work they are completely free, independent counter-images. De Kooning sees them as a separate force within which culminate opportunities for artistic expression. Contributions by art historians, authors, sociologists, and artists approach the theme from a variety of perspectives. Exhibition: Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (30.3.-15.6.2012)
Hybride Kulturen : Beiträge zur anglo-amerikanischen Multikulturalismusdebatte ( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Nackt! : Frauenansichten, Malerabsichten, Aufbruch zur Moderne ( Book )
11 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Birgit Jürgenssen by Birgit Jürgenssen( Book )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Essays over en veel afbeeldingen van het werk van de Oostenrijkse avant-gardistische en feministische fotografe en beeldend kunstenares (1949-2003)
Gothic Renaissance : a reassessment by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
This collection of essays by experts in Renaissance and Gothic studies tracks the lines of connection between Gothic sensibilities and the discursive network of the Renaissance
Der literarische Raum : eine Untersuchung am Beispiel von Dorothy M. Richardsons Romanzyklus Pilgrimage by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in German and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Der Literarische Raum: Eine Untersuchung Am Beispiel Von Dorothy M. Richardsons Romanzyklus ""Pilgrimage""
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Alternative Names
Bronfen, Elizabeth 1958-
Elisabeth Bronfen Duits specialiste in literatuur
Elisabeth Bronfen German specialist in literature and writer
Elisabeth Bronfen Kultur- und Literaturwissenschaftlerin und Buchautorin
브론펜, 엘리자베스
English (178)
German (53)
Italian (2)
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