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  • 29 Oct 2015
    Andrew Martin

    A Warning to Witches

    With three villagers hanged on charges of witchcraft, nearby churches were set on a mission to discourage their parishioners from falling into the darker arts of witchcraft via annual sermons during the superstitious age of 16th Century England.

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  • 31 Oct 2014
    Andrew McCann

    Authorship, Consciousness and the Occult

    To wrap up our spooky holiday series on the scholarly side of some Halloween favorites, Andrew McCann, the author of Popular Literature, Authorship, and the Occult in Late Victorian Britain, shares his insights on writing about the occult in the 19th century.

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  • 30 Oct 2014
    Kevin J. Hayes

    Edgar Allan Poe: The Poet of Halloween

    Kevin J. Hayes, the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe and Edgar Allan Poe in Context, offers some recommended reading for Halloween—and all year round.

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  • 28 Oct 2014
    Andrew Martin

    Here Come the Jumping Spiders

    There's always an element of shock or surprise when we discover an unexpected visiting spider, but what about when it's one that can jump? Arachnophobes: look away now...

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  • 27 Oct 2014
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    Gail Turley Houston

    From Dickens to Dracula

    The vampire and its gothic roots have been part of our Halloween celebrations for centuries. But where do those associations come from, and how have they been rewritten today? Gail Turley Houston, the author of From Dickens to Dracula delves in.

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  • 25 Oct 2014
    David Collins

    The Tip of the Witch’s Nose

    David Collins, editor of The Cambridge History of Magic and Witchcraft in the West, examines Jacob Cornelisz's classic painting "Saul and the Witch of Endor" to illustrate what magic and witchcraft have come to mean in the Western world.

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  • 24 Oct 2014
    Michael D. Bailey

    Was Medieval Witchcraft a Joke?

    Michael D. Bailey, a contributor to The Cambridge History of Magic and Witchcraft in the West, explores the legacy of witchcraft in the West through its role in medieval European jokes.

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  • 23 Oct 2014
    Caroline M.

    Things That Go Bump in the Night

    Our Cambridge Library Collection publisher Caroline M. explores the history of everyone's favorite October holiday—it's not just American commercialism, but a celebration steeped in European tradition as the "Eve of All Hallows."

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