In the Company of Wolves: Contents

In the Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Wolves, and Wild Children

Table of Contents

List of figures                                                                                                            

Notes on the contributors                                                                                          

Preface – Sam George


Introduction: from preternatural pastoral to paranormal romance – Sam George and Bill Hughes

Part 1: Cultural 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 2: 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 3: 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: YA 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 4: 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