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The Phantom ImageSeeing the Dead in Ancient Rome$
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Patrick R. Crowley

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780226648293

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226648323.001.0001

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Spectral Subjectivity

Spectral Subjectivity

(p.133) Chapter Three Spectral Subjectivity
The Phantom Image

Patrick R. Crowley

University of Chicago Press

This chapter tracks the iconography of drapery in the form of veiled or shrouded ghosts, linking it to the visuality of shame and its relation to the affective economy of sorrow, grief, and mourning. In doing so, it shows how the ghostly shroud, far from conforming to a conventional iconography, introduced a new way of depicting the ghost by effectively turning it inside out.

Keywords:   Drapery, Shroud, Shame, Emotion, Gender, Sexuality, Body, Myth

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