[UPDATE] Medieval and Early Modern Witchcraft Panel, PAMLA,Deadline extended to May 12, 2013

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The deadline for this PAMLA session has been extended to May 12, 2013. Please submit your idea for a presentation, including title, 50-word abstract, and 500-word proposal, at the PAMLA website, www.pamla.org/2013. You will be asked to create an account in order to submit your material. In addition, please send a brief CV to the panel organizer, Dr. Logan Greene, at lgreene@ewu.edu. PAMLA will meet November 1-3, 2013, in San Diego, California.

This panel is an approved special session of PAMLA, following the success of a special session on this topic last year.

Witchcraft was a powerful cultural phenomenon that has continued to grip our imaginations throughout the centuries. The religious, folk, and divinatory practices contained in this label are varied and ancient and have continued in changing forms to the present day. This panel invites speakers in the fields of historical, cultural, literary, and religious studies to contribute to our understanding of medieval and early modern witchcraft. Topics might include the following:

*famous (or obscure) witch trials
*witch-hunters' manuals
*representations of witches in literature and culture
*religious proclamations against or about witches
*psychological or psychoanalytical interpretations of witchcraft
*gender issues in representations of witches
*later writing about medieval and early modern witchcraft

Please write to Dr. Greene, lgreene@ewu.edu, if you have any questions.