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It’s the most wonderful time of the year—the season of pumpkins, hot apple cider, and witches. We’re taking a closer look at Practical Magic, both the cult classic film and the novel by Alice Hoffman, thinking about waves of feminism, the history of witchcraft, and more.
Warning: Contains discussion of intimate partner violence and assault in the context of the story.
Some Sources You Might Find Interesting:
Screaming, flying, and laughing: magical feminism’s witches in contemporary film, television, and novels by Kim Wells
Witchcraft, Gender, & Marxism | Philosophy Tube
Crafting the witch: Gendering magic in medieval and early modern England by Heidi Breuer
The woman sawed in half: Death, duality, and the female figure of postmodern psychodrama by Kaitlin Hanger
Glamorous Witchcraft: Gender And Magic In Teen Film And Television by Rachel Moseley
Guest Writer Wednesday: Guilty Pleasures: Practical Magic (1998) by Didion
‘Practical Magic’: Sisters as Friends, Mirrors by Olivia London-Webb
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