The Early Modern Medea: Medea in English Literature, 1558–1688

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Springer, Feb 24, 2015 - Literary Criticism - 273 pages
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This is the first book-length study of early modern English approaches to Medea, the classical witch and infanticide who exercised a powerful sway over literary and cultural imagination in the period 1558-1688. It encompasses poetry, prose and drama, and translation, tragedy, comedy and political writing.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
Medieval Medea
Translating Medea
Tragic Medea
Comic Medea
Political Medea
Conclusion
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About the author (2015)

Katherine Heavey is a Lecturer in Early Modern English Literature at the University of Glasgow, UK. From 2010 to 2012, she held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at Newcastle University. She has published a number of articles on various aspects of early modern studies.