The witch is a shapeshifter, transforming from goddess to ghoul, healer to hag, and adversary to advocate based upon who seeks her. Throughout history, the witch has both challenged and reflected patriarchal narratives about female power, and has thus become one of the most enduring feminist icons of all time. In this illustrated lecture, Kristen Sollee — author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring The Sex Positive — will trace the history of “witch feminism” from Early Modern Europe to the present. With an eye specifically on female sexuality, she will delve into the links between witches, midwifery, and reproductive rights; the transformation of witch hunting into slut shaming; and the role of the witch in feminist activism and politics over the past century. With art, literature, film and popular culture as a backdrop, this talk will peel back layers of misinformation and misogyny to chart the witch’s development from diabolical sorceress to symbol of sexual and intellectual liberation.
|Event Date||Sun, Dec 10, 2017 12:00 pm|
|Event End Date||Sun, Dec 10, 2017 1:00 pm|