The Suburban Witch: Capitalism, Control, and White Womanhood in Popular Culture
Tuesday, March 13, 12-1 p.m.
The Department of Gender Studies invites you to a presentation by Krysta Fitzpatrick, Master of Gender Studies Candidate. Who is the suburban witch and what is her purpose and relevance? First appearing in popular culture in the 1940s, the figure of the suburban witch has been a prevalent character within the suburban gothic genre for more than 70 years, but what does the creation of this fictional character have to say about suburban, white womanhood, male anxiety and megalomania, and her historical predecessor, the New England witch? Through an examination of her representation within literature and film, I hope to answer these questions about a character I hold near and dear.
Presented by Department of Gender Studies