Death: from subject to object

Death changes us from subjects to objects. Regardless of what philosophies we might subscribe to — regardless of how we believe the human form becomes animated — we humans are accustomed to seeing ourselves as the powerful, driving force of the universe. Especially...

Blog Post 3 / Dead Things

Death is quite possibly the most universal occurrence shared by all creation. Humans, animals, plants, and perhaps even man-made materials all meet an end of life. I do admit that reflection upon the death’s implications on the way material culture is understood is a...

Death Masks and Other Relics of the Dead

In the essay Impressions From the Face of a Corpse, the author Luke A. Fidler explains the process of creating a death mask, and how it leaves a distinctive uncanny aura of the dead. Fidler explains that this aura from the mask is not from the resemblance to someone...

Dead Things Research Summary

Carefully read Fidler’s essay, and use that piece and some of the resources linked in this prompt as a starting point for some quick research. Combine a web search with a search of the library’s eJournals, looking for resources that might help us understand more about...
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