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She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Hannah Priest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This edited collection explores the figure of the female werewolf in art, folklore, history, film, literature and gaming culture. Female werewolves are less prevalent in mythology and popular culture ... More


Introduction: a history of female werewolves

Hannah Priest

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Drawing on material from the twelfth century to the present day, and from texts as diverse as medieval topographies, television series, lesbian erotica and children’s toys, this introduction sketches ... More


Estonian werewolf legends collected from the island of Saaremaa

Merili Metsvahi

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

There are around 1400 texts about werewolves in the Estonian Folklore Archives; very few of these are published. This chapter focuses on the written werewolf material from the largest island in ... More


‘She transformed into a werewolf, devouring and killing two children’: trials of she-werewolves in early modern French Burgundy

Rolf Schulte

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In parts of Burgundy (Franche-Comté), a special imaginary emerges in the witch-hunts of early modern Europe: a remarkably large number of people were accused of transforming themselves into ... More


Participatory lycanthropy: female werewolves in Werewolf: The Apocalypse

Jay Cate

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the table-top roleplaying game, Werewolf: The Apocalypse (World of Darkness), and explores the ways in which gender is constructed and used in story and gameplay. The chapter ... More


Fur girls and wolf women: fur, hair and subversive female lycanthropy

Jazmina Cininas

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Humanity has long had an ambivalent relationship with fur and hair, reflecting the contested boundary of the human and nonhuman worlds. This ambivalence becomes amplified further still when ‘fur’ is ... More


Female werewolf as monstrous other in Honoré Beaugrand’s ‘The Werewolves’

Shannon Scott

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

By the nineteenth century, after wolves had been hunted to extinction in the northeast, and American Indian tribes were being forcibly removed from their land, authors such as Lydia Child, James ... More


‘The complex and antagonistic forces that constitute one soul’: conflict between societal expectations and individual desires in Clemence Housman’s The Werewolf and Rosamund Marriott Watson’s ‘A Ballad of the Were-wolf’

Carys Crossen

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The nineteenth century was a significant one in terms of literature featuring female werewolves. Not only did the female werewolf make her first appearance in written fiction, but it was also the ... More


The case of the cut-off hand: Angela Carter’s werewolves in historical perspective

Willem de Blécourt

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The motif of the werewolf’s severed paw occurs in a variety of texts of different periods. In contemporary popular culture, it is probably most familiar from Angela Carter’s fiction and Neil Jordan’s ... More


The she-wolves of horror cinema

Peter Hutchings

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

There are a lot of werewolves in horror cinema but relatively few of them are female. Given the preponderance in literature and folklore, their relative rareness in horror films is surprising and ... More


Ginger Snaps: the monstrous feminine as femme animale

Barbara Creed

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The monstrous femme animale haunts the modern horror film although in different guises from her ancient counterparts. She has starred in a range of films as female vampire, cat woman, leech woman, ... More


Dans Ma Peau: shape-shifting and subjectivity

Laura Wilson

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Dans Ma Peau is not a usual werewolf film, primarily as it features no werewolves to speak of. What it does feature is a woman named Esther who, while wandering alone in the dark, gets cut by an ... More


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