Tag Archives: magic
* Hurry! Some of these deadlines are very soon! 1. Contemporary Folk Horror in Film and Media, Leeds Beckett University, 30-31 July 2020. Deadline: 30 December 2019. The 1960’s and 70s folk horror canon brought the ‘Unholy Trinity’ of Witchfinder General (1968), The Blood on … Continue reading
Some more CFPs to tempt you: 1. From the brilliant people at Supernatural Cities (who were such good partners at our Urban Weird conference in April this year), the Magical Cities conference, 15 June 2019, University of Portsmouth. Deadline: 31 … Continue reading
I’ve come across a peer-reviewed journal which may be well be of interest to OGOM followers: Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft. A rigorously peer-reviewed scholarly journal, Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft draws from a broad spectrum of perspectives, methods, and disciplines, offering … Continue reading
The renowned fairy tale critic Jack Zipes has a new book out on the diverse manifestations of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice motif in folklore and literature, from Lucian and Ovid, through the Grimms, to Harry Potter. There’s a thought-provoking interview with … Continue reading
Happy Walpurgisnacht! Here’s an excellent article by Prof. Owen Davies of the University of Hertfordshire, ‘Witches and Walpurgis Night‘. He traces the folkloric origins of the supposed sabbat of witches through Goethe and Bram Stoker to contemporary popular culture.
If you’re a mediaevalist with Gothic leanings, why not submit to this conference on Death and the Supernatural? I only just found out about this so I apologise for the lateness–still two days to apply for what looks a very … Continue reading
S. Zainab Williams has compiled a great reading list here on witches in fiction.
Some more witch related material here. First, an interesting account by Alison Schwarz of the spate of witch themed TV, books, and fashion, including YA and paranormal romance. Then, ‘Injustice: The Enduring Power of the Witch Narrative’ by Moze Halperin–a … Continue reading
If your in the Wearside area, do go along to this fabulous-looking event on folklore of the region, particularly that of witches and wizards. It’s on Tuesday, 4 October, so not much time left to book–I apologise for the late … Continue reading
A fascinating, though brief, article from the Smithsonian on ancient spells and curses from Sumeria, Greece, and Rome