Macabre at MHL: Witches, Pop Culture,
and the Past
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm
In 1692 in Salem, MA, 19 people were
executed and hundreds imprisoned during
a witch hunt we still discuss today in
everyday conversation, pop culture, and
American literature. History, tourism,
and performance collide when Salem tells
its witch stories. "Truth" -- both moral
and macabre -- vies with spooky thrills
for its authentic place in history.
Presented by Dr. Robin DeRosa, Associate
Professor of English at Plymouth State
University. Author of
The Making of
Salem: The Witch Trials in History,
Fiction and Tourism.
online or by calling 978-623-8401,
x31 or 32.
Sponsored by the
Friends of Memorial Hall Library