**CANCELED** Kristen J. Sollée and Sarah Potter for WITCH HUNT
** We unfortunately have to cancel our event this week with Kristen J. Sollée and Sarah Potter. We will hopefully reschedule this event for the beginning of the year, so stay tuned for more info. We're so sorry for any inconvenience and we hope to see you at the rescheduled event. If you have any questions, you can email Christine at email@example.com.**
We are thrilled to have author Kristen J. Sollée in conversation with Sarah Potter for Witch Hunt: A Traveler's Guide to the Power & Persecution of the Witch! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event with a donation of any amount of your choice. Donations will go to Black Lives Matter DC. You can order the book below and there will also be an option to buy the book during the event.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Part history, part “armchair” travelogue, Witch Hunt is a captivating guide to the historic witch hunts and how their legacy continues to impact us today.
Traveling through cities and sites across Italy, France, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Kristen J. Sollée—a second-generation witch herself—explores the witch as a figure of female power and persecution. By infusing an adventurous first-person narrative with extensive research and imaginative historical fiction, Witch Hunt captures the magic of travel to make an often-overlooked period of history come alive.
Between the 15th-17th centuries, a confluence of political, economic, and religious factors inspired witch hysteria to ignite like wildfire across Europe, and, later, parts of America. At the heart of the witch hunts were often dangerous misconceptions about femininity and female sexuality, and women were disproportionately punished as a result. Today, this lineage of oppression remains an important reference point through which we can contemplate women’s rights—and human rights—in the Western world and beyond.
Witch Hunt isn’t only an exploration of the horrors of history, but also uncovers how the archetype of the witch has been rehabilitated. For witches are not just haunting figures of the past; the witch is also a liberatory icon and identity of the present.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kristen J. Sollée is the author of three books on the legacy of the witch: Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive; Cat Call: Reclaiming the Feral Feminine; and Witch Hunt: A Traveler’s Guide to the Power and Persecution of the Witch. A writer, curator, and educator exploring the intersections of art, gender, and occulture, Kristen has been featured on NPR and in The Guardian. She currently teaches at The New School in New York City.
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