Fruitfully explores the similarities between Pratchett’s theory of narrative causality and the gender theories of Butler and Foucault; all deal with an urge to fit gender performance into an established story. Pratchett’s witches engage in a balancing act between the gender expectations of their society and their own quests for agency and power.
"Magical Genders: The Gender(s) of Witches in the Historical Imagination of Terry Pratchett's Discworld,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 33
, Article 4.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol33/iss2/4
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