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Blamberger, Günter

Imaginations of Death and the Beyond in India and Europe

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Table of contents

Part I. Initial Questions

1. Moksha: On the Hindu Quest for Immortality
Sudhir Kakar

2. Threshold Images Between Life and Death in Western Literature and Film
Günter Blamberger

Part II. Questions of Immortality

3. Illusions of Immortality
Jonardon Ganeri

4. The Quest for Immortality as a Technical Problem: The Idea of Cybergnosis and the Visions of Posthumanism
Oliver Krüger

5. From Biological to Moral Immortality: The Utopian Dimensions of Socialist Work Ethics
Anja Kirsch

Part III. Questions of Visuality

6. The Dead, Dying, and Post-death: Visual Exemplars and Iconographic Devices
Naman P. Ahuja

7. Dream, Death, and Death Within a Dream
Arindam Chakrabarti

8. The Afterworld as a Site of Punishment: Imagining Hell in European Literature and Art
Friedrich Vollhardt

9. The Afterlife of the Dead in This World: Ghosts, Art, and Poetry in German Modernism
Georg Braungart

Part IV. Questions of Transition

10. “Death-x-Pulse”: A Hermeneutics for the “Panoramic Life Review” in Near-Death Experiences
Jens Schlieter

11. Paths to Nirvana? Hunger as Practice of Suicide
Thomas Macho

12. Afterlife and Fertility in Varanasi
Katharina Kakar

Keywords: Cultural and Media Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Religion and Psychology, Comparative Religion

Editor
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
20 pages
Category
Art, Art History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9789811067075
Printed ISBN
978-981-10-6706-8

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