Falling for the Devil: Telling Tales of Two Subversive Sisters – Eve and the Witch

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This paper represents research inspired first, by the contemporary political landscape, and in particular feminist protest culture, and second, the habit Western culture has had for telling tales about two transgressive female figures, Eve, and the Witch. More specifically, this paper is about two female figures, created by male authors, each of whom, according to popular retellings of their stories in Western patriarchal culture, ends up falling for the devil…. And two female figure who have also been appropriated and allied in powerful and creative ways by feminist activists and agents throughout the history of the Women’s Movement, from the nineteenth century onwards.
Period6 May 2021
Event titleEhrhardt Seminar
Event typeSeminar