Medieval Saints and Modern Screens
Alicia Spencer-Hall
Divine Visions as Cinematic Experience
€ 89,00
ISBN:
9789462982277
Release date:
15-12-2017
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Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
304
Author:
Alicia Spencer-Hall
Series:
Medieval Saints and Modern Screens
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.