Author Archive for: ‘Anna Backman Rogers’

Imaging Absence as Abjection: The Female Body in Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides

Abjection preserves … the immemorial violence with which one body becomes separated from another body in order to be. — Julia Kristeva Imaging Absence The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, 1999) relates, via retrospective and acousmatic voiceover, the story of the Lisbon sisters. During the 1970s, the five Lisbon girls are born and raised in a strict Catholic household in suburban …

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