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dc.contributor.authorBaxstrom, Richard
dc.contributor.authorMeyers, Todd
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2018-05-18 23:55
dc.date.submitted2019-12-19 13:55:47
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:44:42Z
dc.identifier650022
dc.identifierOCN: 1076725786
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30078
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/29677
dc.description.abstractBenjamin Christensen’s Häxan (The Witch, 1922) stands as a singular film within the history of cinema. Deftly weaving contemporary scientific analysis and powerfully staged historical scenes of satanic initiation, confession under torture, possession, and persecution, Häxan creatively blends spectacle and argument to provoke a humanist re-evaluation of witchcraft in European history as well as the contemporary treatment of female “hysterics” and the mentally ill. In Realizing the Witch, Baxstrom and Meyers show how Häxan opens a window onto wider debates in the 1920s regarding the relationship of film to scientific evidence, the evolving study of religion from historical and anthropological perspectives, and the complex relations between popular culture, artistic expression, and concepts in medicine and psychology. Häxan is a film that travels along the winding path of art and science rather than between the narrow division of “documentary” and “fiction.”
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History
dc.subject.otherMedia & Communications
dc.subject.otherHäxan
dc.subject.otherSatan
dc.subject.otherWitchcraft
dc.titleRealizing the Witch
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/oapen_605860
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oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationNY
oapen.grant.number103472
oapen.grant.programKU Round 2
dc.number103472
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
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