Session 816: Witches in Literature and in Fine Art: 16th-21st Centuries
Tuesday 14 July 2009, 16.30-18.00
|Organiser:||Siegrid Schmidt, Institut für Germanistik, Universität Salzburg|
|Moderator/Chair:||Ursula Bieber, Institut für Slawistik, Universität Salzburg|
|Paper 816-a||Witches in the Late Medieval Age in Fine Art|
|Paper 816-b||Witches on the Stage: Opera and Musical|
|Paper 816-c||Hangman Mydlar and the Witches in the Novel Hangman Mydlar on Duty of the Emperor by Karel Storkan|
Magic and witchcraft in history are very dark chapters in most cases. Although they seem to be very inspiring for fine art and literature, less for music, over the centuries: From the illustrations of medieval manuscripts and early prints to modern pop art, from magic men and women in medieval literature to modern novels, that present ‘new witches’ on the one hand and that tell stories of the dangerous lives of healing women in the late Middle Ages on the other hand.