Diana Purkiss Part II

Essay #2: The house, the body, the child In this essay, Purkiss argues for the inclusion of women's depositions and statements when looking at witches even though they may not be wholly authentic as there is room for contamination. (Men would often dictate the statements as early modern women would not have been as able to … Continue reading Diana Purkiss Part II


Diane Purkiss Part I

This weekend I finally finished sifting through Diane Purkiss' book of essays The Witch in History. While she covers several different themes in her essays, the ones that are most pertinent to this class are the ones that center on how various groups have appropriated the witch figure to construct their own identities and how the … Continue reading Diane Purkiss Part I