Household Magic and Marvels in Medieval England

  • April 2, 2022, 10:32 p.m.

Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series
Norman Public Library CENTRAL, 103 W Acres St, Norman, OK 73069, Oklahoma/Redbud Room, third floor

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Meeting ID: 996 5559 1423
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Assistant Professor Chelsea Silva from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of English at Oklahoma State University presents "Household Magic and Marvels in Medieval England". This talk explores the "wonder recipes" often found in late-medieval English household manuscripts: recipes that promised to fill the house with silver, or to make men appear to be headless, or to make a lamp that provides perpetual light. While some are entertaining practical jokes and others are more obviously useful, together they reveal the ways that upper-class medieval families transformed their homes from familiar to fantastic. 
Friday April 8,2022, 6:15-7:30

Co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies


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