Professor Marion Gibson



Witchcraft: The Basics, London, Routledge, 2018.

Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft, London and New York, Routledge, 2017.

with Esra J, Shakespeare's Demonology: An Arden Shakespeare Dictionary, London, Bloomsbury, 2014.

Imagining the Pagan Past, London, Routledge - in press, 2013.

with Tregidga GH, Trower SJ, Mysticism, Myth and 'Celtic' Identity, London, Routledge, 2012.

Witchcraft Myths in American Culture, New York, Routledge, 2007.

Women and Witchcraft in Popular Literature c.1560-1715, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2007.

Possession, Puritanism and Print: Darrell, Harsnett, Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Exorcism Controversy, Pickering & Chatto, 2006.

Witchcraft and Society in England and America 1550-1750, Cornell University Press, 2003.

Early English Trial Pamphlets, London, Pickering & Chatto, 2003.

Early Modern Witches: Witchcraft Cases in Contemporary Writing, London and New York, Routledge, 2000.

with Bennett GH, The Later Life of Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Lewiston, Queenston, Lampeter, Edwin Mellen, 2000.

Reading Witchcraft: Stories of Early English Witches, London and New York, Routledge, 1999.


Becoming-Witch: Narrating Witchcraft in Early Modern English News Pamphlets, Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft, 2019

Unreasonable Magic: Witchcraft, War and the Novel 1919-29, Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft, 2018

Vikings and victories: sea stories from 'The seafarer' to Skyfall and the future of British maritime culture, Journal for Maritime Research, vol. 17, no. 1, Taylor and Francis, 2015, 1-15

'Melting the Ice-Gods: The Creation and Destruction of Old and New Gods in British Fiction 1880-1960', Preternature, vol. 3:2 (2014), Penn Press, 2014, 339-366

'Wicker Men and Straw Dogs': Internal Colonialism in Celtic Novels and Films 1968-78', National Identities, Routledge, 2012

Retelling Salem Stories: Gender, Politics and Witches in American Culture, European Journal of American Culture, vol. 25, no. 2, 2006, 85-107

Devilish Sin and Desperate Death: Northamptonshire Witches in Print and Manuscript, Northamptonshire Past and Present, 1998, 15-21

Mother Arnold: A Lost Witchcraft Pamphlet Rediscovered, Notes and Queries, no. September 1998, 1998, 296-300

Now the Witch is Dead: A Study of a Narrative of Witchcraft on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire Border, Staffordshire Studies, 1997, 9-17

Greene's Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay and A Most Wicked Worke of a Wretched Witch: A Link, Notes and Queries, no. March 1997, 1997, 36-37

Melting the Ice-Gods: The Creation and Destruction of Old and New Gods in British Fiction 1880-1960, Preternature, vol. 2, no. 3, Penn State University Press


Kissing the Medium: The Spiritualist-Witch as Countercultural Heroine in The Thirty-Nine Steps (1959), in Poore B (eds) Neo-Victorian Villains, Rodopi/Brill, 2017, 145-160

'Old Deities, New Worlds: The Return of the Gods in Fiction', in Gibson MH, Tregidga GH, Trower SJ (eds) Mysticism, Myth and 'Celtic' Identity, London: Routledge, 2012, 38--48

Applying the Act of 1604: Witches in Essex, Northamptonshire and Lancashire Before and After 1604, in Newton J, Bath J (eds) Witchcraft and the Act of 1604, Boston and Leiden: Brill, 2008, 115-128

Thinking Witchcraft: Language, Literature and Intellectual History, in Davies O, Barry J (eds) Witchcraft Historiography, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2007, 164-181

The War at Home: Family, Gender and Post-Colonial Issues in Three Vietnam War Texts, in Smith AK (eds) Gender and Warfare in the Twentieth Century, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004, 154-173

Thomas Potts' Dusty Memory: Reconstructing Justice in The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches, in Poole R (eds) The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories, Manchester University Press, 2002, 42-57

Understanding Witchcraft? Accusers' Stories in Print in Early Modern England, in Clark S (eds) Languages of Witchcraft: Narrative, Ideology and Meaning in Early Modern Culture, Basingstoke and London; New York: Macmillan; St. Martin's Press, 2000, 41-54


with Trower SJ, Hale A, Mysticism, Myth, Nationalism. University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus; Cornwall Centre, Redruth (1st Jul - 1st Aug 2010)