1st Global Conference (2010)

1st Global Conference


Monday 15th March – Wednesday 17th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria

The programme for the conference is available below. Delegates are listed according to the session in which they appear. Clicking on the Session Title will take you to the abstracts (where available) for that session. Each delegate is listed according to their affiliation.

Final Conference Programme

Monday 15th March 2010
from 12.30

Welcome and Opening Words
Rob Fisher and Stephen Morris

Session 1: Do Women Really Need Magic?
Chair: Hannah Priest

I am a Witch and I Like It! Black Magic and Witchcraft in Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita
Natalia Vid

Did Women Use Magic in Ancient Roman Society?
Linda McGuire

Angels of Death: Fatal Beauty in Victorian Art
Lois Drawmer


Session 2: Variations on Vampires
Chair: Linda McGuire

Why do Western Vampires Suck More Blood? A Chinese Perspective
Alice Chik

Marie de France’s Yonec: Sex, Blood, and Shapeshifting in 12th Century Verse
Hannah Priest

Popular Necromancy: Supernatural and True Blood
Margot McGovern

Notices and Announcements
Wine Reception with Evil and Human Wickedness delegates

Tuesday16th March 2010
Session 3: Early Modern Magic
Chair: Natalia Vid

Between Religion and Magic: Clerics and Common People in the Lier Witch Trials of 1589 and 1603
Vrajabhumi Vanderheyden

Spirit Possession and Exorcism in Serbia: The Ritual of the Rusalje
Danijel Sinani

Alchemy, Magic, and Science: An Analysis of the Ripley Scroll Mellon MS 41
Eliot Morrison


Session 4: Magic Now
Chair: Scott Hendrix

Coming of Age Among Sasquatches and Tree Spirits: Supernatural Guides in Eden Robinson’s Monkey Beach
Martina Rössler

Terry Pratchett’s Witches: Exploring the Magical Influence Of the Discworld’s Coven
Jacquelyn Brent and Helen Gavin

Fantasy and Myth in Pan’s Labyrinth: Analysis of Guillermo del Toro’s Symbolic Imagery
Maria Martinez-Ortiz


Concurrent Session 5a: Magic in Narnia and Prydain
Chair: Peter Mario Kreuter

The Breath of Deep Magic: Christ-like figures in C. S. Lewis’ the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Iolanda Zorro

Deep or Deeper Magic? Towards a New Definition of Magic in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia
Anna Bugajska

Jadis and Achren: Gendering Evil in Narnia and Prydain
Stephen Morris

Concurrent Session 5b: Magic and the Modern
Chair: Brian Feltham

What We Hath Wrought: Examining Science & Magic in 18th Century Britain and the Impact on Modernity
Robert Priddle

Surviving in the World of the Machines: Developmental Psychologists Account of Magical Belief in the Age of Science
Eugene Subbotsky

Characteristics of Modern Magic: Student Superstitions
Egle Savickaite


Joint Session with Evil and Human Wickedness
Session 6: Modes of Magic in Shakespeare

Chair: Dan North

Malevolent Magick in Macbeth
Cathy McNeese

Midsummer Magic, Mischief, and Mayhem
Elizabeth de la Torre

Sex, Magic, and Repression in The Tempest
Michelle Ashley

Sessions End

Wednesday 17th March 2010
Session 7: Magic Comes to the Americas
Chair:  Lois Drawmer

Cryptic Iniquity: Nunnery Gothic in 19th Century North America
Michelle Gadpaille

Magic and the Blues
Victor Kennedy

Magic and the Temptation of the Infinite in Jorge Luis Borges’s The Disk
Nataly Tcherepashenets


Session 8: Magical Renaissance Italian and German
Chair: Eliot Morrison

Art, Love, and Magic in Ficino’s De Amore
Juan Pablo Maggiotti

Rational Astrology and Empiricism From Pico to Galileo
Scott Hendrix

Paracelsus, A Magician? No, Paracelsus, the German!
Peter Mario Kreuter


Session 9a: Supernatural Stagecraft
Chair: Alice Chik

A Cinema of Enchanted Puppets
Dan North

Magic and the Dramaturgy of Esiaba Irobi
Norbert Eze

Concurrent Session 9b: Magic Arabian and African
Chair: Iolanda Zorro

The Jinn: Equivalent to Evil in 20th Century Arabian Nights and Days
Orchida Ismail

The Juxtaposition of Miracle as Supernatural or Magic in Surah Ta Ha
Razieh Eslamieh

Witchcraft and Magic in African Context
Uchenna Benedict Okeja


Session 10: Is It All in Our Minds?
Chair: Anna Bugajska

Magic and Practical Agency
Brian Feltham

The Illusion of Invincibility: Preserving the Magic of the Mind
Ruxandra Eliza Todosi

Development Meeting

Conference Close

The Breath of Deep Magic: Christ-like figures in C. S. Lewis’ the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows