2023 Episode 5: Charlotte Brown

Only Bad Witches Are Ugly: The Representation of the Female as Witch in Visual Culture

This episode features a conversation with Charlotte Brown, a final year undergraduate student on the BA (Hons) Fine Art course at Cardiff School of Art & Design, about their final year research which explores the representation of the female as witches in visual culture.

In conversation with Charlotte are CSAD’s Deputy Dean, Dr Martyn Woodward, and Senior Lecture in Visual Culture, Dr Cath Davies.

You can find out more about Charlotte work via Instagram: @citiesofskies

If you would like to follow up on some of the ideas discussed in this episode you may find the following resources interesting:

  • Biddle-Perry, G and Cheang, S. (eds) (2008) Hair: Styling, Culture and Fashion.Oxford: Berg publishing: Oxford.
  • Blair, E. (28 Oct 2015), Why Are Old Women Often the Face Of Evil In Fairy
  • Tales And Folklore? NPR.org. [Online]. https://www.npr.org/2015/10/28/450657717/why-are-old-women-often-the-face-of-evil-in-fairy-tales-and-folklore
  • Creed, B. (1993) The Monstrous Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis. London: Routledge.
  • Miller, L; Kettle, A. (2018) (eds) The Erotic Cloth. Seduction and Fetishism in Textiles. London: Bloomsbury.
  • Shildrick, M. (1997) Leaky Bodies and Boundaries: Feminism, Postmodernism and (Bio)ethics London: Routledge

You can view some images of Charlotte’s artwork in the images below:

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