Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Flights of fancy
























Whee!

I am in the current EMLS, writing at considerable length about transvection, the purported flight of witches, and how it got represented on the early modern stage:

http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/13-1/13-1toc.htm

http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/13-1/bootwitc.htm

1 comment:

Adam Roberts said...

That's a fantastically interesting article, Dr Roy. My eye is snagged in particular by the glancing UFO parallel: certainly, reading the whole piece here helps me make much more sense of Kepler's witch-flight-segue-into-moon-alien fantasy, Somnium.