Revealing the surprising trajectory of our contemporary obsession with magic, Amy Wygant here follows the figure of Medea, the great antique witch and child-murderess, through her appearances on the early modern French stage from La Péruse to Corneille to Cherubini, by way of medical treatises, visual images, cultural practices, and poetics. This cross-disciplinary study shows that Medea is our mirror, and her story is the story of cultural performance.
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About the Author
Amy Wygant teaches early modern French literature and culture at the University of Glasgow and publishes on tragedy, witchcraft, opera, and psychoanalysis. She is the editor of Seventeenth-Century French Studies and a co-founder of Women in French in Scotland (WIFIS).
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: stages and histories; Glamour and its discontents; Medean renaissance; Of glammatology; The question of illusion; Narcissus and the devils of Loudun; The magic of modernity; Postscript; Bibliography; Index.