Nowhere man: John Lennon and spectral liminality
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Cath Davies examines the posthumous representation of John Lennon. Where the majority of deceased celebrities are embalmed within comforting discourses that sustain their alive-ness, Lennon, Davies suggests, is different. Analysing the recurring motifs of fragmented identity, disembodiment and liminal spaces in images of Lennon, especially posthumously, Davies argues that there is an ongoing aesthetic confrontation with Lennon’s dead body.
Davies, Cath (2013) Nowhere man: John Lennon and spectral liminality In: Aaron, M. (ed.) Envisaging Death: Visual Culture and Dying. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 84-102
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