CAPTURING WITCHES: HISTORIES, STORIES, IMAGES
400 YEARS AFTER THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY 2012

The Departments of English & Creative Writing and European Languages & Cultures

PLENARIES AND PROGRAMME

DRAFT PROGRAMME:   Please click here to download the draft programme as a PDF.

Please be aware that the programme is subject to change.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Joseph Delaney
Joseph Delaney is the award-winning author of the Spook’s Series of books.
The latest title, The Spook’s Blood: Book 10 (Wardstone Chronicles), is forthcoming.

Official Website
Spooksworld.co.uk

Diane Purkiss
Diane Purkiss (Keble College, Oxford) is the author The Witch in History: Early Modern and Late Twentieth Century Reputations (1996), Troublesome Things: a history of fairies and fairy stories (2000), Literature, Gender, and Politics during the English Civil War (2005), Shakespeare and the Supernatural (2008), A History of Food in England (2008), The dissolution of the English monasteries (2010).

She reviews for the TLS, the Sunday Telegraph, the Telegraph and the Guardian, and appears frequently on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and on BBC TV.

Official Website
http://www.keble.ox.ac.uk/academics/about/dr-d-purkiss

Robert Poole
Robert Poole (Reader in History at the University of Cumbria) is the editor of The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories (2002) and the author of The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster (2011), an edition of the 1613 book of the trial with an extended introduction. He is consultant historian to the Lancashire Witches 400 Programme and has lectured and broadcast extensively on history. Website: www.lancashirewitches.com.

 

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