UTPB Halloween Conference: Witches, Warlocks and Wizards

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
University of Texas Permian Basin
contact email: 

UTPB’s 2020 Halloween Conference: “Witches, Warlocks and Wizards”

deadline for submissions: 

June 1, 2020

full name / name of organization: 

University of Texas Permian Basin Literature and Languages Department

4901 E. University Blvd.

Odessa, Texas

79762

Conference date: Oct. 30, 2020.

contact email: 

salcedo_m@utpb.edu

 

Humankind’s fascination and fear with otherworldly and/or supernatural powers have sought to explain its origins and the mysteries and scapegoating of witches in order to construct personal and collective boundaries, and to secure one’s sense of identity in order to survive the power of magic. Witches, Warlocks, and witchcraft engender deep histories in various countries.

The conference aims to explore the history, archetypes, as well as the relevancy of witchcraft as escapism (and more) in the Twenty-First Century.  

Topics may include—but are not limited to—the following suggestions:

  • Witchcraft and gender,
  • Brujas,
  • Witches and intersections with trees, Nature,
  • Witches and/or Warlocks in graphic novels,
  • Salem Witch Trials,
  • Wizards, empowerment, magic.

 

Paper proposals up to 500 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by June 1, 2020 to: Myra Tatum Salcedo, salcedo_m@utpb.edu

Please download the paper proposal form.