Profs & Pints DC: Spirits Around the Place

October 17, 2022

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Spirits Around the Place,” a look at East Slavic beliefs in supernatural creatures and haunted spaces, with folklorist Philippa Rappoport of George Washington University. Traditional […]

Dare to Try a Ghost Tour of Georgetown? 

October 12, 2022

Do you believe in ghosts? Often asked around Halloween, this simple query tends to elicit responses ranging from contemptuous dismissal to wholehearted embrace, with stories in the mix. Whether or […]

Profs & Pints DC: The World of Norse Gods

July 18, 2022

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The World of Norse Gods,” with Lilla Kopár a professor of medieval literature and culture at Catholic University who teaches courses on Norse mythology. Norse […]

Profs & Pints DC: Goddess of Spring and the Underworld

June 12, 2022

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Goddess of Spring and the Underworld,” an introduction to the Greek goddess Persephone in her many incarnations, with Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman, former instructors […]

Profs & Pints DC: Mermaid Tales

May 10, 2022

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Mermaid Tales,” a discussion of the enigmatic water spirits of East Slavic countries, with folklorist Philippa Rappoport of George Washington University. Be careful out there. […]

Profs & Pints DC: Fairy Tales as American Scripture

April 11, 2022

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Fairy Tales as American Scripture,” a look at how classic European stories of imaginary beings and lands guide our nation and its people, with Kate […]

Profs & Pints DC: Fairies and Changelings

April 4, 2022

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Fairies and Changelings,” a look at how lives and cultures have been influenced by beliefs in fairies and in their ability to steal and replace […]

Profs & Pints: Tales from Netherworlds

October 24, 2021

Profs and Pints presents: “Tales from Netherworlds,” an evening with Baba Yaga and other dark denizens of the imagination, with folklorist Philippa Rappoport of George Washington University. [Under current District […]

Profs & Pints: Summoning Fairies

May 7, 2019

Profs and Pints presents: “Summoning Fairies,” an exploration of the literature and folklore of the elusive fairy and her kin, with Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman, former English instructors at […]

Profs & Pints: Meet the Snow Maiden

December 16, 2018

Profs and Pints presents: “Meet the Snow Maiden,” a discussion of Russia’s beloved winter folktale with folklorist Philippa Rappoport of George Washington University. Having captivated Profs and Pints audiences with […]