Julia Cooper

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The Last Word

Reviving The Dying Art of Eulogy

In turning a critical eye toward the act of eulogy, Julia Cooper manages to perceptively, even playfully, create a new space for the bleak act of mourning. Examining fictional eulogies in The Big … 121 View
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Prologue

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Introduces the reader to the themes of death explored in this book. 4 $0.40 Add
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The Fairy-Tale Funeral

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On the events of Princess Diana’s wedding and funeral. Intro to the concept of neo-liberal/ capitalist erasure of grief in favour of happiness, and the instrumentalisation of negative … 15 $1.50 Add
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Great Men to Mourn

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On the history of the eulogy being a public praising of great men, and on making the private public in demonstrations of grief: celebrity grieving, grieving on social media. This chapter … 24 $2.40 Add
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The Futility of Progress

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On time and grief: quantifying time in relation to grief, moving past or beyond grief, drawing time barriers around it and ‘moving on’ or ‘moving forward’. Includes an … 17 $1.70 Add
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A Loss For Words

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This chapter highlights the challenge of writing a eulogy and using the words and songs of others to express one’s own feelings of sadness. It focuses on calculating and quantifying life, … 11 $1.10 Add
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Ordinary Ruins

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This chapter examines the commonplace nature of death and grieving, with examples from Barthes and his Mourning Diary, Freud on the narcissim of grief, and Joan Didion on Year of Magical … 12 $1.20 Add
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The Amateur’s Art

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This chapter examines repression, avoidance of grief the failing art of Eulogy. Thoughts on changing the art of the eulogy to a depressive rather than lauding form. Embracing grief, pop culture … 18 $1.80 Add
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Works Cited

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Summary of works cited in the text. 3 $0.30 Add
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Acknowledgements

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A message of thanks from the author. 1 $0.10 Add
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About the Author

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A brief paragraph about the author. 1 $0.10 Add
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About the Exploded Series

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A brief paragraph about the series. 3 $0.30 Add