‘The Sown and the Waste’ – or, the psychedelic writing of film history
Author(s): Tybjerg, Casper
The word ‘psychedelic’ was coined in the 1950s by psychiatrist Humphry Osmond to describe hallucinogenic drugs like mescaline and LSD – but this essay will not be about either the history of ‘head’ films or how to write film history on acid. What I want to do is to show what film historians can learn from J.H. Hexter’s writings on the rhetoric of history, including a look at what he meant when he wrote about how historians use language ‘psychedelically’.
Tybjerg, Casper: ‘The Sown and the Waste’ – or, the psychedelic writing of film history. In: NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies, Jg. 2 (2013), Nr. 2, S. 509–525. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5117/NECSUS2013.2.TYBJ.
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