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More witchcraft

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

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Hekate and witches

Hallowe’en is witching time but OGOM has recently been directing its attentions to witchcraft for a while now, leading up to the next OGOM conference, covering the topic (all very vague at the moment, but watch out for news). The … Continue reading

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Witchcraft and Wizardry in Wearside, 4 October 2016

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

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‘The Gothic North’ Symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University, 22 October 2016

Sam and I are both delighted to be presenting papers at this fabulous ‘Gothic North’ symposium at MMU’s Centre for Gothic Studies in October; the schedule is now up here. There is a wide range of papers on all conceivable … Continue reading

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Images of Witches

This is a very useful article, ‘Where do witches come from?’ on the iconography of witches through the ages, in literature but mainly painting (it was written to accompany an exhibition which has, unfortunately, long finished).

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CFP: Damsels in Redress: Women in Contemporary Fairy-Tale Reimaginings, Queen’s University Belfast, 7-8 April 2017

Reworkings of classic fairy tales is one of OGOM’s principal areas of research (and a favourite topic of my own). This conference at QU Belfast, Damsels in Redress: Women in Contemporary Fairy-Tale Reimaginings looks very exciting. I’ve posted about this … Continue reading

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Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic: this looks a fabulous place and I’ll have to visit it one day.

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Who’s Afraid of the Big, Black Cat?

On Saturday my partner and I adopted two kittens from Mitcham Cats Protection league. On our arrival we were asked if we had any preference to the appearance of the cats we were going to adopt. Our answer was no. … Continue reading

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Enter the Gothspeare: Shakespeare and the Witchcraft Trials

Shakespeare’s writing career began as the witch trials reached their peak in the 1580s and 1590s. It is interesting to speculate as to what personal experience or knowledge of the trials he might have had and to make a relationship … Continue reading

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Witches in Contemporary Culture

We’ve been pursuing witch related themes for a while now; I think this is becoming a central line of research for OGOM. This is a very interesting essay by Moze Halperin on the power of contemporary witch narratives, such as … Continue reading

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