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Bronfen, Elisabeth

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Over her dead body : death, femininity, and the aesthetic by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
49 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 811 libraries worldwide
"Elisabeth Bronfen throws light on the disturbing conjunction of beauty, morbidity and the feminine that pervades our culture. Literary history, art criticism and psychoanalysis fruitfully combine to lay bare the uneasy interplay of pathology and power revealed in representations of the female corpse."--Ray Porter, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London
Feminist consequences : theory for the new century by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 533 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 )
9 editions published in 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 )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Sylvia Plath by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
26 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and German and held by 386 libraries worldwide
"In this engaging and original study Elisabeth Bronfen examines Sylvia Plath's poetry, her novel The Bell Jar, her shorter fiction as well as her autobiographical texts, in the context of the resilient Plath-Legend that has grown since her suicide in 1963 and to which, after over three decades of silence, Ted Hughes responded with his collection of commemorative poems, Birthday Letters. Arguing that although we cannot sever our reading of Plath's work from the critical and biographical writings about her, the study nevertheless offers close readings of texts to explore the various self-fashionings in poetry and prose which this highly ambivalent poet developed. The central theme to which this study returns is Plath's insistence on a clandestine traumatic knowledge of fallibility and fragility underlying the fiction of success, health and happiness so prevalent in post-World War Two." "Elisabeth Bronfen is Professor of English at the University of Zurich."--BOOK JACKET
The knotted subject : hysteria and its discontents by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Surrealist writer André Breton praised hysteria for being the greatest poetic discovery of the nineteenth century, but many physicians have since viewed it as the "wastebasket of medicine," a psychosomatic state that defies attempts at definition and cure and that can be easily mistaken for other pathological conditions. In light of a resurgence of critical interest in hysteria, leading feminist scholar Elisabeth Bronfen reinvestigates medical writings and cultural performance to reveal the continued relevance of a disorder widely thought to be a romantic formulation of the past. Through a critical rereading, she develops a new concept of hysteria, one that challenges traditional gender-based theories linking it to dissatisfied feminine sexual desire. Bronfen turns instead to hysteria's traumatic causes, particularly the fear of violation, and shows how the conversion of psychic anguish into somatic symptoms can be interpreted today as the enactment of personal and cultural discontent. Tracing the development of cultural formations of hysteria from the 1800s to the present, this book explores the writings of Freud, Charcot, and Janet together with fictional texts (Radcliffe, Stoker, Anne Sexton), opera (Mozart, Wagner), cinema (Cronenberg, Hitchcock, Woody Allen), and visual art (Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Cindy Sherman). Each of these creative works attests to a particular relationship between hysteria and self-fashioning, and enables us to read hysteria quite literally as a language of discontent. The message broadcasted by the hysteric is one of vulnerability: vulnerability of the symbolic, of identity, and of the human body itself. Throughout this work, Bronfen not only offers fresh approaches to understanding hysteria in our culture, but also introduces a new metaphor to serve as a theoretical tool. Whereas the phallus has long dominated psychoanalytical discourse, the image of the navel--a knotted originary wound common to both genders--facilitates discussion of topics relevant to hysteria, such as trauma, mortality, and infinity. Bronfen's insights make for a lively, innovative work sure to interest readers across the fields of art and literature, feminism, and psychology. Originally published in 1998. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Specters of war : Hollywood's engagement with military conflict by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and Italian and held by 290 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 )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 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."--Jaquette
The return of the repressed by Louise Bourgeois( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 217 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
Francesca Woodman : works from the Sammlung Verbund by Francesca Woodman( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 200 libraries worldwide
"This monograph on Francesca Woodman (1958--1981), the most comprehensive to date, charts new approaches to her oeuvre. Whereas the evanescence of the female figure in the artist's photographs has often been read as an aesthetic anticipation of her suicide, the essays by publishers Gabriele Schor and Elisabeth Bronfen as well as those from Johannes Binotto, Abigail Solomon-Godeau and Beate Söntgen illustrate Woodman's passionate self-staging in the tradition of the tableau vivant. Her poetic and metaphorical use of props (mirrors, gloves, rugs etc.) and her staging in a room, where the laws of geometry seem to no longer apply, are examined in the essays. The 80 photographs in the SAMMLUNG VERBUND collection can be seen for the first time in their original size."--Publisher infomation
Paul McCarthy : lala land, parody paradise : Haus der Kunst, München by Paul McCarthy( Book )
11 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 186 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 155 libraries worldwide
Nackt! : Frauenansichten, Malerabsichten, Aufbruch zur Moderne ( Book )
12 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Gothic Renaissance : a reassessment by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
12 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 130 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. The texts covered encompass poetry, epic narratives, ghost stories, prose dialogues, political pamphlets and Shakespeare's texts, read alongside those of other playwrights. The authors show that the Gothic sensibility addresses subversive fantasies of transgression, be this in regard to gender (troubling stable notions of masculinity and femininity), in regard to social orders (challenging hegemonic, patriarchal or sovereign power), or in regard to disciplinary discourses (dictating what is deemed licit and what illicit or deviant). They relate these issues back to the early modern period as a moment of transition, in which categories of individual, gendered, racial and national identity began to emerge, and connect the religious and the pictorial turn within early modern textual production to a reassessment of Gothic culture
Der literarische Raum : eine Untersuchung am Beispiel von Dorothy M. Richardsons Romanzyklus Pilgrimage by Elisabeth Bronfen( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in German and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Der Literarische Raum: Eine Untersuchung Am Beispiel Von Dorothy M. Richardsons Romanzyklus ""Pilgrimage""
The insomnia drawings by Louise Bourgeois( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 11 libraries worldwide
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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
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