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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 144: Narrative and Literary Networks: Exotism, Magic, and Witchcraft from Text to Screen

Monday 3 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Marina Montesano
Moderator/Chair:Debora Moretti, Department of History, University of Bristol
Paper 144-aWitches and Movies: A Contemporary Gaze
(Language: English)
Marina Montesano
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Social History
Paper 144-bConnections between the Human and Non-Human Sphere: A Comparative Study of Magical Practices and Magic Operators in The Last Kingdom, Vikings, and The 13th Warrior, in Their Literary Versions and the Historical and Archaeological Primary Sources
(Language: English)
Debora Moretti, Department of History, University of Bristol
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Folk Studies, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 144-cRethinking Medieval History in the Comics: An Analysis of Don Rosa's Work
(Language: English)
Vincenzo Tedesco, Dipartimento di Civiltà Antiche e Moderne, Università degli Studi di Messina
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Social History

The democratisation of knowledge enabled by the internet and social media and the advent of subscription-streaming services facilitating access to old and new cinematographic and TV productions have created a new surge of interest in medievalism and all things historical. This session wants to analyse the entanglements between the imagined and the real historical narratives and discover the literary networks between the representation of exotism, magic, and witchcraft on screen and comics and the comparison with historical documents and archaeological data.