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Bewitching? – now uploaded

September 29, 2014
My poster for Regine's talk.

My poster for Regine’s talk.

The last talk of the 22013-14 academic year was by Regine May, expert on the ancient Latin novel, who explored the influence of Apuleius’ witch Meroe by tracking down her reincarnations in English literature. Meroe was revealed as a reference point and quintessential “witch for all ages”, with adjustments to her characterisation revealing contemporary popular responses to witchcraft in different periods – including our own.

For Meroe from Apuleius to Witchfinder’s manuals, Tudor drama and C21st novels:

Slides for Meroe the Witch (pdf)

If you are interested in ancient novels, their plots and characters, you may wish to consider coming to “Choose Your Own Classical Adventure” in Leeds City Museum on Friday 3rd October where Regine will be appearing as the goddess Isis…

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