Evil Women

This lecture series by acclaimed cultural historian Professor Joanna Bourke will interrogate the nature of evil and femininity.

A single Evil Woman will be the focus of each lecture, which will then reflect on other women and contexts. The concept of “evil” will be problematized. The focus is nineteenth through to twenty-first century history (i.e. even Eve will be explored in terms of her legacy of evil). 

The lectures will draw on original materials, including contemporary accounts, literature, and film.

Future Lectures In This Series
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Eve’s Evil Legacies

Professor Joanna Bourke FBA
Thursday, 8 October 2020 - 6:00PM
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Snow White: Evil Witches

Professor Joanna Bourke FBA
Thursday, 19 November 2020 - 6:00PM
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Amelia Dyer: Baby Killers

Professor Joanna Bourke FBA
Thursday, 14 January 2021 - 6:00PM
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Mata Hari: Femme Fatales

Professor Joanna Bourke FBA
Thursday, 11 February 2021 - 6:00PM
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Nurse Ratched: Evil Nurses

Professor Joanna Bourke FBA
Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 6:00PM
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Myra Hindley: Rape-Murderers

Professor Joanna Bourke FBA
Thursday, 13 May 2021 - 6:00PM