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SALEM WITCHCRAFT TRIALS: THE PERCEPTION OF WOMEN IN HISTORY, LITERATURE AND CULTURE
SALEM WITCHCRAFT TRIALS: THE PERCEPTION OF WOMEN IN HISTORY, LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Author(s): Ana Kocić
Subject(s): Gender Studies
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: Salem; witchcraft; trials; women; drama

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with the (in)famous phenomenon of Salem witchcraft trials through historical and cultural perspectives with a special emphasis on their implications for the perception of women. The author first gives a brief overview of the most relevant historical sources on both Salem witchcraft trials and the role of women in Colonial America. The second part of the paper examines the treatment of Salem trials in a contemporary drama, establishing the link with theoretical considerations and focusing on the perception of women.

  • Issue Year: 08/2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 1-7
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English