Young, beautiful, and dead––Laura Palmer, who's at the center of David Lynch's cult TV show, Twin Peaks.
Professor Bronfen was a guest on the SRF2's radio program Kontext, where she was asked to talk about the seemingly ubiquitous depictions of the victimization and killing of women. Having researched and written about the subject in her popular book Over Her Dead Body, Professor Bronfen touches on the origins and motivations behind the recurring trope of the beautiful, young dead woman.
Link to entire program: https://www.srf.ch/sendungen/kontext/raus-aus-der-opferrolle-aber-wie
Link to interview: https://www.srf.ch/kultur/literatur/tote-frauen-in-der-kunst-nur-ueber-ihre-leiche