Student: Claire Montgomery
Advisors: Kate Beutner, Claire Eager
Witch’s Luck is a young adult fantasy novella that explores intersectionality in feminist movements. Maude is a fifteen-year-old witch who makes her way from the witch community where she grew up to the city of Dalness to satisfy her curiosity about the outside world. In Dalness, however, it is illegal and dangerous to practice magic as a woman. This is a world in which wizards are revered, but witches are feared, so Maude must navigate her surroundings while hiding her identity as a witch. While in Dalness, Maude learns that women are not allowed to serve on Oblik’s governing body, so she joins an organized movement that is challenging such laws. However, Maude must wrestle with the conflicting ideals of wanting women to be in government, a notion that she is in favor of, while witches are still being ostracized and discriminated against even within the movement in favor of allowing women in politics.
Claire will be online to field comments on May 8:
Noon-2pm EDT (PST 9am-11am, Africa/Europe: early evening)