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Over Her Dead Body. Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic (1992, German: Nur über ihre Leiche. Tod, Weiblichkeit und Ästhetik is a book by German writer Elisabeth Bronfen.

The book presents death as a fundamental deficit that is often negotiated over female bodies (be they dead or alive) in Western societies, citing Wuthering Heights, Frankenstein, and Vertigo. The literary and/or visual representation of death can therefore be read as a symptom of western culture, in which the female body epitomizes the Other whose death is imagined culturally.




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