Title

Meigallo

Date of Award

2017

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Department

Art

Sub-Department

Creative Writing

First Advisor

Elise Blackwell

Abstract

This work explores the figure of the witch as seen in traditional Galician folklore and in relation to female empowerment and traditional representations of women. It follows two women throughout two distinct timelines (1940s and 1980s) in the region of Galicia, northwest of Spain. The narrative also examines the relationship between social and institutional power, as well as the ways in which folklore can shed light on timeless topics such as gender relations and a community’s interactions with the supernatural.

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