Medieval Saints and Modern Screens

Divine Visions as Cinematic Experience

Alicia Spencer-Hall

Medieval Saints and Modern Screens

Alicia Spencer-Hall

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

264 pages | 2 color plates, 5 halftones, 7 line drawings | 6 x 9
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9789462982277 Will Publish December 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
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.
 
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style

RSS Feed

RSS feed of the latest books from Amsterdam University Press. RSS Feed