Mon, 11 Oct|
Literary Witches of the Twenties - Lecture
Dr Rebecca Beattie unpacks the witchcraft in Lolly Willows and Precious Bane, novels which foreshadowed Wicca
Time & Location
11 Oct 2021, 19:00 – 21:00
About The Event
The witchcraft portrayed in the novels of the early twentieth century contributed to the Pagan revival, and this lecture unpacks two of the most lively ones. In Mary Webb’s Precious Bane (1924) suspected witch Prudence Sarn apprentices with a cunning man. In Sylvia Townsend-Warner’s Lolly Willows and the Gentle Huntsman (1926) the heroine meets the devil, finds witchcraft and considers joining a coven. Both authors had occult, nature-mystic inclinations, and their witch heroines are smart and sympathetic. Join us as Dr Rebecca Beattie shows the occultism, feminism and pagan mysticism running through these amazing works. We promise this live lecture with Q & A will be a night to remember.
Dr Rebecca Beattie has an MA in Literature (London) and a doctorate in Creative Writing (Middlesex), and her dissertation was on the modernist mystic Mary Webb. She is a published author with several books to her name.
Her website: https://www.rebeccabeattie.co.uk/
You will receive your zoom link in a second email at 4pm on the day of the event. In addition, you will receive a link and password at 1pm the day after the event which will be valid for 7 days to view the recording of the lecture.
This ticket will enable you to view a recording of the lecture. You will receive a link and password at 1pm the day after the event which will be valid for 7 days to view the recording of the lecture.