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Realizing the witch : science, cinema and the mastery of the invisible

Author: Richard Baxstrom; Todd Meyers
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2016.
Series: Knowledge Unlatched Round 2 : Media and communications
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Realizing the Witch follows the unfolding of Benjamin Christensen's visual narrative in his 1922 film, H©xan (The Witch). Through a close reading of H©xan, Baxstrom and Meyers examine the study of witchcraft from historical and anthropological perspectives, as well as the intersection of popular culture, artistic expression and scientific ideas. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world  Read more...
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Named Person: Benjamin / 1879-1959 Christensen
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Baxstrom; Todd Meyers
ISBN: 9780823268245 0823268241 9780823274871 082327487X 082326825X 9780823268252 9780823268283 0823268284 9780823268276 0823268276
OCLC Number: 946542682
Description: 1 Online-Ressource.
Contents: Introduction: What Is Haxan? Part I: The Realization of the Witch The Witch in the Human Sciences and the Mastery of Nonsense 1. Evidence, First Movement. Words and Things 2. Evidence, Second Movement. Tableaux and Faces 3. The Viral Character of the Witch 4. Demonology Part II: A Mobile Force in the Modern Age 1922 5. Sex, Touch, and Materiality 6. Possession and Ecstasy 7. Hysterias Postscript--It is very hard to believe ... Benjamin Christensen's Cited Source Material Films Cited Bibliography Notes Index Acknowledgments
Series Title: Knowledge Unlatched Round 2 : Media and communications
Responsibility: Richard Baxstrom and Todd Meyers.

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Realizing the Witch follows the unfolding of Benjamin Christensen's visual narrative in his 1922 film, Haxan (The Witch). Through a close reading of Haxan, Baxstrom and Meyers examine the study of  Read more...

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