Kim Sherwood and Marion Gibson

Why Do Witches Get Such a Bad Press?

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Date and Time

24th September 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Venue

The Public Hall Budleigh Salterton

Price

Single Ticket: £10.00
Student Ticket: £8.00

Talking To

Meg Sanders

Witchfinder General, Salem, Malleus Maleficarum: the world of witch-hunts and witch trials sounds archaic and fanciful, relics of an unenlightened, brutal age. However, the word ‘witch-hunt’ dominates today’s media (reference Donald Trump and Boris Johnson), and the misogyny that shaped witch trials is all too familiar. Professor Marion Gibson, Professor of Renaissance and Magical Literatures at the University of Exeter, and the writer Kim Sherwood (A Wild and True Relation) explore the historic treatment of ‘different’ women in reality and fiction, and why ‘witch’ is such a pejorative term and loaded with fear and loathing.
Talking to Meg Sanders



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