Niagara Falls, NY
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
From Sabrina to Supreme, there are plentiful modern representations of the witch in popular culture, each exuding singular or group-sourced power borne from traditions of centuries-past, as manifested in literature, television, film, or local lore. But what about the lesser-known witches, those who practice and represent branches of witchcraft rarely examined within the subcultural analysis or fandom?
This panel examines portrayals of lesser-known witches and how their quiet unconventionality, even within the broader occult subculture, might inform scholarship, practice, and preservation. What can we learn by examining lesser-known witches or unconventional representations of the witch?
Approaches or lenses for papers may include (but are not limited to):
- Literature, texts, or theory
- Cultural studies
- Gender studies
- Technology or media studies
- Race and ethnicity studies
- Environmental studies
- Pop culture studies
- Local or regional examinations
- Museum studies and public history
- Historic preservation or conservation
Abstracts must be submitted before the deadline to the NeMLA website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19862
Information about abstract requirements is available here: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers.html
This panel is for the Northeast Modern Language Association convention, March 23-26, 2023 in Niagara Falls, NY. To learn more about NeMLA, visit https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html
Please don't hesitate to send any questions to both Aíne Norris firstname.lastname@example.org and Maria DiBenigno email@example.com.