Proceedings of the Art of Death and Dying Symposium held at the University of Houston (TX), October 25-27, 2012

The University of Houston Libraries, in partnership with the Blaffer Art Museum, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, the Department for Hispanic Studies, the Honors College and School of Art, hosted a three day symposium titled "The Art of Death and Dying" on October 24-27, 2012. This publication includes selected papers from the symposium.

No 1 (2012)

Table of Contents


Cover PDF
Katie Buehner


Diane Victor: Ashes to Ashes PDF
Pamela Allara
The Dead in Wax: Funeral Ceroplastics in the European 17th-18th Century Tradition PDF
Roberta Ballestriero
The Way She Looked the Day She Died: Vernacular Photography, Memory, & Death PDF
Amanda Brown
Objects of Immortality: Hairwork and Mourning in Victorian Visual Culture PDF
Rachel Harmeyer
Death as Confrontational and Embracing in Symbolism PDF
Herbert R. Hartel, Jr.
Ritual Spaces PDF
Donna Kacmar
La representación de la muerte como vida en la narrativa de García Márquez PDF
Cecilia Marrugo-Puello
Representations of Death in Mexico: La Santa Muerte PDF
Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba
The Postmortem Gaze and Contested Ways of Seeing: Death, Race, and Photography in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century PDF
Chelsey Patterson
Redefining the Mexican Tradition of Death: Teresa Margolles and the Embodiment of Absence PDF
Mónica Salazar