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Author Spencer-Hall, Alicia, author.

Title Medieval saints and modern screens : divine visions as cinematic experience / Alicia Spencer-Hall.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (304 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Knowledge communities ; 3
Knowledge communities (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; 3.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-289, filmography (pages 289-291), and index.
Contents Introduction : Ecstatic cinema, cinematic ecstasy – Play/pause/rewind : temporalities in flux – The caress of the divine gaze – The Xtian factor, or How to manufacture a medieval saint – My avatar, my soul : when mystics log on – Conclusion : The living Veronicas of Liège.
Summary The thirteenth-century Latin hagiographic works known as the "Holy Women of Liège" corpus presents biographies filled with dramatic visions of God and intense physical unions with Christ. The texts that make up the collection demonstrate the problematic division of body and soul in the period and also reveal the potential of text to transmit visual experiences. This book explores those qualities of the texts using the latest developments in film theory, taking up such topics as the relationship of film to mortality, embodied spectatorship, celebrity studies, and digital environments.
Note Print version record.
Subject Saints in motion pictures.
Middle Ages in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- History -- 21st century.
HISTORY / General
Hagiography. (OCoLC)fst00950239
Middle Ages in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01020335
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01027285
Saints in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01904557
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Spencer-Hall, Alicia. Medieval saints and modern screens. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018] 9789462982277 (OCoLC)979567940
ISBN 9789048532179 (electronic bk.)
9048532175 (electronic bk.)
9789048551293 (online)
Standard No. AU@ 000062600533

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