publication . Article . 2012

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

Spencer-Hall, Alicia;
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...
Subjects
free text keywords: medieval literature; hagiography; cultural studies; star studies, medieval hagiography; Tupac Shakur; resurrection; divine visions; holograms
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publication . Article . 2012

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

Spencer-Hall, Alicia;