In the company of wolves

Werewolves, wolves and wild children

Edited by Sam George and Bill Hughes

In the company of wolves


  • Hardcover

Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-2905-5
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £96.00 (incl. VAT)
  • Published Date: February 2020
  • BIC Category: LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 20th Century, LITERARY CRITICISM / General, Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Society & social sciences / Popular culture, Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Literature & literary studies / General



Preface - Sam George
Introduction: from preternatural pastoral to paranormal romance - Sam George and Bill Hughes
Part I : C ultural images of the wolf, the werewolf and the wolf-child
1 Wolves and lies: a writer's perspective -Marcus Sedgwick
2 'Man is a wolf to man': wolf behaviour becoming wolfish nature - Garry Marvin
3 When wolves cry: wolf-children, storytelling and the state of nature - Sam George
4 'Children of the night. What music they make!': the sound of the cinematic werewolf - Stacey Abbott
Part II: Innocence and experience: brute creation, wild beast or child of nature
5 Wild sanctuary: running into the forest in Russian fairy tales - Shannon Scott
6 'No more than a brute or a wild beast': Wagner the Werewolf, Sweeney Todd, and the limits of human responsibility - Joseph Crawford
7 The inner beast: scientific experimentation in George MacDonald's 'The History of Photogen and Nycteris' - Rebecca Langworthy
8 Werewolves and white trash: brutishness, discrimination and the lower-class wolfman from The Wolf Man to True Blood - Victoria Amador
Part III: Re-inventing the wolf: intertextual and metafictional manifestations
9 'The price of flesh is love': commodification, corporeality, and paranormal romance in Angela Carter's beast tales - Bill Hughes
10 Growing pains of the teenage werewolf: Young Adult literature and the metaphorical wolf - Kaja Franck
11 'I am the Bad Wolf. I create myself': the metafictional meanings of lycanthropic transformation in Doctor Who - Ivan Phillips
Part IV: Animal selves: becoming wolf
12 A running wolf and other grey animals: the various shapes of Marcus Coates -Sarah Wade
13 'Stinking of me': transformations and animal selves in contemporary women's poetry - Polly Atkin
14 Wearing the wolf: fur, fashion and species transvestism - Catherine Spooner

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