"The Wicked Witch of the West: Brooms, Black Cats, and Stolen Babies," Friday, Oct. 6

  • Oct. 6, 2017, 2:30 p.m.

"The Wicked Witch of the West: Brooms, Black Cats, and Stolen Babies," Friday, Oct. 6

The stereotypical representation of a witch is that of an old, often physically impaired, childless female who is accompanied by a black cat, carries a broom, and plots to inflict evil" in the world. This talk will explore the historical origins of such portrayal tracing it back to medieval theological discourses about demons, women, and heretics."


 

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