La sorcière dans le romantisme anglais : déraison, surnature et marginalisation

Abstract : The aim of this master’s dissertation is to observe and analyse not the practice of witchcraft itself, but the reception of such practice through the representation of witches in poetry. During the 18th century, beliefs and ideas in such matter remained thoroughly incompatible between the elite and the masses2, making it relevant to focus on the main points of contention. This study will neither dig into the witch trials craze nor their persecution, but on the effect of such events on popular imagination, and the decline of the beliefs it led to, during the age of reason and the rise of rationalist critique. When, why, and how a concept such as that of the witch came to evolve from a popular belief to a myth, and therefore a resource widely used in poetry and arts in gene ?
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Julie Gustave. La sorcière dans le romantisme anglais : déraison, surnature et marginalisation. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2018. ⟨dumas-01928490⟩

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