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WITCH HUNTS: THEN AND NOW

Chalmers Lounge, Avon Theatre
Wednesday, September 4
10:45 am

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible dramatizes the most notorious of all mass trials for witchcraft. The play was inspired by Miller’s own experiences at the hands of the House Un-American Activities Committee, and “witch-hunt” has become shorthand for organized persecution, real or imagined. Our panel discusses the phenomenon and what it may tell us about mob rule and misogyny.

Panellists:
Jonathan Goad, director of The Crucible
Joanna E. Rapf, Emerita Professor of English and Film & Video Studies, University of Oklahoma, and Visiting Professor, Dartmouth College
Nancy Rhoden, Associate Professor, Department of History, Western University

Moderator:
Robert Cushman, writer and journalist

Support for the Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and The T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.

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