The overall aim of my research is to challenge the image of ruthless criminals assigned to female characters in seventeenth-century French tragedy, by
presenting a complex image of the circumstances and situations that influence their behaviour. My research focuses on the portrayals of Clytemnestre and
Médée in the plays of Pierre Corneille, Jean Racine, Longepierre, Brumoy and others with some cross-reference to central seventeenth century figures as
Racine’s Phèdre and Athalie and Corneille’s Cléopâtre.
Lungu, R. D., 28 Nov 2019
Supervisor: O'Gorman, E. C. (Supervisor) & Forman, E. R. B. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)