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dc.contributor.advisorStob, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorEllis, Mary Catherine ( )
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-16T21:23:45Z
dc.date.available2020-07-16T21:23:45Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.identifier.citationEllis, M. C. (2020). Masturbation, mandrake root, and misogyny: The bio- and necropolitical implications of renaissance hexenbilder (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/12104
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Graduation in the University Honors Program, May 2020.
dc.description.abstractIn the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, several artists created prints and drawings of witches, also called Hexenbilder. In both German and Italian-speaking areas, artists expressed their cultural and religious understandings of witches and witchcraft. However, these artists also had their own political, social, and religious motives. The twentieth and twenty-first-century theories of biopolitics and necropolitics can assist in examining these motivations. Artists were hoping to educate their audiences about the dangers of witches and how to identify them. Artworks by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Raphael, and Hans Baldung Grien depicted the horrors and grotesqueness of witches. These artists wanted to make witches’ inability to be “good” biocitizens and thus needing to be executed well known. By analyzing Hexenbilder through the lens of these interrelated theories, we can better understand the bio- and necropolitical role that artworks played in encouraging and justifying the state-authorized control, persecution, and execution of thousands of women deemed witches.en_US
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dc.format.extent39 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectWitchen_US
dc.subjectWitchcraften_US
dc.subjectArten_US
dc.subjectAnthropologyen_US
dc.subjectBiopoliticsen_US
dc.subjectNecropoliticsen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectRenaissanceen_US
dc.titleMasturbation, Mandrake Root, and Misogyny: The Bio- and Necropolitical Implications of Renaissance Hexenbilderen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHinojosa, Esteban
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineArt and Design
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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