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Author Sulieman, Susan Rubin, editor

Title The Female body in western culture : contemporary perspectives / edited by Susan Rubin Suleiman
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1986


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 MELB  305.4 Sul/Fbi  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents (Re)writing the body : the politics and poetics of female eroticism / Susan Rubin Suleiman -- Somagrams of Gertrude Stein / Catharine R. Stimpson -- In praise of the ear (Gloss's glosses) / Thomas G. Pavel -- Dangling virgins : myth, ritual, and the place of women in ancient Greece / Eva Cantarella -- Speaking silences : women's suicide / Margaret Higonnet -- Death sentences : writing couples and ideology / Alice Jardin -- Stabat master / Julia Kristeva -- Matrix of war : mothers and heroes / Nancy Huston -- Rest cure : repetition or resolution of Victorian women's conflicts? / Ellen L. Bassuk -- Clinical eye : medical discourses in the "woman's film" of the 1940s / Mary Ann Doane -- Interpreting anorexia nervosa / Noelle Caskey -- Virgin's one bare breast : female nudity and religious meaning in Tuscan early Renaissance culture / Margaret R. Miles -- "This heraldry in Lucrece' face" / Nancy J. Vickers -- Edgar Degas and the representation of the female body / Carol M. Armstrong -- Sexuality at a loss : the films of F.W. Murnau / Janet Bergstrom -- Ladies shot and painted : female embodiment in surrealist art / Mary Ann Caws -- Jean Rhys : poses of a woman as guest / Alicia Borinsky -- Woman as a semiotic object / Christine Brooke-Rose -- Sexuality, sin, and sorrow : the emergence of female character (a reading of Genesis 1-3) / Mieke Bal -- Politics of women's bodies : reflections on Plato / Monique Canto -- Rereading as a woman : the body in practice / Nancy K. Miller -- Female fetishism : the case of George Sand / Naomi Schor -- Huysmans : writing against (female) nature / Charles Bernheimer
Analysis Arts, Modern 20th century
Civilization, Western
Female nude in art
Women in art
Women Miscellanea
Notes Majority of these essays first published in Poetics Today, v.6 no.1-2, 1985
Bibliography Includes bibliographies
Notes Also issued online
Subject Arts, Modern -- 20th century.
Civilization, Western.
Female nude in art.
Women in art.
Nude in art.
Women -- Miscellanea.
Author Suleiman, Susan Rubin, 1939-
LC no. 85027255
ISBN 0674298705 (alk. paper)
0674298713 (paperback: alk. paper)