Christina Seitz

Die Hexe im Film.

Die Rezeption eines Stereotyps aus Antike, Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit in US-amerikanischen Kino- und Fernsehproduktionen.

[Witches in the Pictures. The Reception of a Stereotype from Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern Period in US Cinema and TV productions.]

The films analysed in this study (among them „Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs“, „Sleeping Beauty“, „Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves“, „Fatal Attraction“, „Practical Magic“, „Sleepy Hollow“, „Buffy the Vampire Slayer“, „Charmed“ and „Harry Potter“), show that the characters of the witch as a perpetrator as well as that of a heroine follow attributes, symbols, and functions drawn from the ancient world, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern Period.


432 Pages, Paperback, 14 Illustrations, Date of Publication: April 2014, Format: 14,8 x 21 cm

Language: German
ISBN: 978-3-943025-13-2
48.00 €

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Gender History / Film Studies / Middle Ages / Early Modern Period / Witches / History of Reception / Cultural History / Semiotics / Stereotypes

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Dr Christina Seitz studied Medieval History, Cultural History, gender Studies, as well as Communication Studies. She received her PhD in 2013 with this thesis and lives near Heidelberg where she works as a freelance copy-editor.


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