Medieval Fair Lecture Series

Fri, October 6, 20176:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series

"Wicked Witch of the West: Brooms, Black Cats, & Stolen Babies"

Dr. Andreea Marculescu
University of Oklahoma
Department of Women's and Gender Studies

Friday, October 6
6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
West Norman Public Library
300 Norman Center Ct.
Norman, OK 73072

Dr. Andreea Marculescu of the OU Department of Women's and Gender Studies presents "The Wicked Witch of the West: Brooms, Black Cats, and Stolen Babies" for the Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series, cosponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 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.

For further information or accommodations on the basis of disabilitiets, please contact Ann Marie Eckart, Medieval Fair Coordinator, at ameckart@ou.edu.

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