Magical Women, Witches & Healers

Issue 16, Winter 2019

Letter from the Editors

Witch’s Curse: Hegemonic Narratives, Female Melancholy, and the Perseverance of Patriarchy in Liza, the Fox-Fairy

“Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?”: Female Persecution and Redemption in The Witch

Vampires, Jinn and the Magical in Iranian Horror Films

Hag Witches and Women’s Liberation: Negotiations of Feminist Excess in the U.S. Horror Film, 1968-1972

Blood and Tears and Potions and Flame: Excesses of Transformation in Ari Aster’s Midsommar

Sun Flowers and Moon Powers: Princesses and Magical Agency in Tangled and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Medea: The Magical Woman Since Antiquity

The Left-Hand Path: On the Dialectics of Witchery in The Witch and Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse

Gazing at the Witches: From Women on the Verge of a Breakdown to Reclaiming the Eco-Witch in 1960s-1970s Film

Maya Deren: The Magical Woman as Filmmaker

Makeup as Dark Magic: The Love Witch and the Subversive Female Gaze

The Choreographer as a Witch in Contemporary Dance Documentaries

From the Evil Queen to Elsa: Camp Witches in Disney Films

The Witch Who Wasn’t: The Erasure of Afrocentric Sorcery in The Witch of Timbuctoo

Bless me, Ultima and the Representation of Social Relations in the Mexican-American Borderlands

Bell, Book and Camera: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television

Reviewed by Ana Maria Sapountzi

Cinema of Confinement

Reviewed by Cassice Last

Transnational Cinema: An Introduction

Reviewed by Sanghita Sen

The Devils and The Devil’s Advocates

Reviewed by Matthew Melia