Medea, Magic, and Modernity in France: Stages and Histories, 1553-1797

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - History - 217 pages
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This work is about Medea, a mother who killed her children, and it seeks to explain the obsession with her story. Amy Wygant asks what an audience would have seen in Medea's magic, her witchcraft, and her murderous rage. How can it be explained that we have returned to her again and again?
 

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Contents

Glamour and its Discontents
13
Medean Renaissance
33
Of Glammatology
67
The Question of Illusion
103
Narcissus and the Devils of Loudun
127
The Magic of Modernity
163
Postscript
193
Bibliography
197
Index
215
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Amy Wygant teaches early modern French literature and culture at the University of Glasgow.

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