Our Next Event: Diane Purkiss, ‘Are Shakespeare’s Witches Really Domestic?’ (& End of Year Party!)

Friday 22 June 6.30 pm: Professor Diane Purkiss (University of Oxford), ‘Are Shakespeare’s Witches Really Domestic?’

Birkbeck, Malet Street Building, Room B36, followed by our end of year party in Room BO4

Professor Purkiss’s research interests  embrace the history of food in England; the dissolution of the English monasteries; witches, wizards, fairies and ghosts; the English Civil War;  Shakespeare and other Renaissance drama; Milton; women’s writing; Classical Greek influences on Renaissance literature; historiography and theorisations of history; psychoanalysis; popular culture; feminism and feminist theory; folktales and folklore; writing for children in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Her recent publications include, The dissolution of the English monasteries (HarperCollins, 2010), A History of Food in England (HarperCollins, 2008), Shakespeare and the Supernatural (Routledge/Taylor Francis, 2008), The English Civil War: A People’s History (HarperCollins, 2006).

The lecture and party are free for members, non-members £3.

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