Witch in History Early Modern and Twentieth-Century Representations
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Description: Looking at texts from colonial narratives to court masques, trial records to folktales, and Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, this book shows how the witch acts as a carrier for fears, desires and fantasies both now and in the early modern period.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1996
Publication date: 10/14/1996
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Diane Purkiss is Fellow and Tutor in English at Keble College, Oxford.
|A Holocaust of one's own: the myth of the Burning Times|
|At play in the fields of the past: modern witches|
|The witch in the hands of historians: a tale of prejudice and fear|
|The house, the body, the child|
|No limit: the body of the witch|
|Self-fashioning by women: choosing to be a witch|
|Elizabethan stagings: the witch, the queen, class|
|The all-singing, all-dancing plays of the Jacobean witch-vogue: The Masque of Queens, Macbeth, The Witch|
|Testimony and truth: The witch of Edmonton and The Witches of Lancashire|
|The witch on the margins of 'race': Sycorax and Others|
|Conclusion: bread into gingerbread and the price of transformation|