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Post-Mortem Projections: Medieval Mystical Resurrection and the Return of Tupac Shakur

Alicia Spencer-Hall;
Open Access English
  • Published: 04 Dec 2012
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Medieval hagiographies abound with tales of post-mortem visits and miracles by saints. The saint was a powerful religious individual both in life and in death, a conduit of divine grace and lightning rod for Christian fervour. With her post-mortem presence, the presumptive boundary between living and dead, spirit and flesh, is rent apart: showing the reality of the hereafter and shattering the fantasies of the mortal world. The phenomenon of a glorified individual returning to a worshipful community after their apparent mortal expiration is not just medieval. In April 2012, the rapper Tupac Shakur “performed” on stage at the Coachella music festival. Tupac was m...
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free text keywords: medieval literature; hagiography; cultural studies; star studies, medieval hagiography; Tupac Shakur; resurrection; divine visions; holograms, Phenomenon, Word choice, Literature, business.industry, business, Mysticism, Divine grace, SAINT, Art, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Music festival
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