Minor in Popular Culture Studies - Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe GWST 2320   Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The period of European history from 1500 to 1800 saw the rise of modern science and philosophy. It was also a period in which thousands of witch trials and executions were carried out. This course will seek to understand how these seemingly contradictory developments could have occurred simultaneously. The course will examine changing conceptions of the witch and witchcraft in their historical, intellectual, cultural, religious and political contexts. The course will pay special attention to early modern notions of gender and sexuality and their influence on the witch hunts and witch trials.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar

CROSS-LISTING: EMSP 2320.03, RELS 2420.03