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She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Hannah Priest


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 than their male counterparts, and this collection offers some possible reasons for this. However, the essays in this volume also explore the particular challenges female werewolves pose – to gender construction, to ideals of femininity and corporeality, to racial and sexual norms, and to our concepts of ‘humanity’ and ‘monstrosity’. The book covers material from the Middle Ages to the present day, ... More

Keywords: Werewolves, Femininity, Gender, Gender construction, Monstrosity, Popular Culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719089343
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannah Priest, author
Swansea University

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