Wolves and Werewolves

Audible Original Course

Wolves and Werewolves

in History and Popular Culture

Wolves and Werewolves Lecture Series Primary Sources

L1: Wolf Transformations: A Cross-Cultural Collage

Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monstrosity, Jack (Judith) Halberstam

Prose Edda, Snorri Sturluson

Volsunga saga & Eyrbyggia saga

Satyricon, Petronius

Film: Wolfwalkers (Moore and Steward, 2020)

Topographia Hibernica, Giraldus Cambrensis

“Strange Things Happen to Non-Christian People”: Human-Animal Transformation among the Iñupiat of Arctic Alaska, Joslyn Cassady

Metamorphoses, Ovid

L2: Wolves in Fairy Tale and Folklore

Contes de Ma Mère L’Oye or Mother Goose Tales, Charles Perrault

Children’s and Household Tales or Kinder-und Hausmärchen, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

“The Story of Grandmother,” Paul Delarue

The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack Zipes

Malleus Maleficarum or The Hammer of Witches, Heinrich Kramer

Discours des Sorciers or An Examen of Witches, Henri Boguet

Popular Russian Fairy Tales, Alexander Afanasyev

“Update on Werewolves,” Margaret Atwood

L3: Reimagining Wolves in Contemporary Fairy Tales

Art: “Christina sleeps on both sides of Grandma’s bed” and “Arline of Barioux Auvergne 1588,” Jazmina Cininas

Illustrations: Gustave Doré, “Little Red Riding Hood”

The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter

Grimm (TV Show 2011 to 2017)

“The Girl and the Wolf,” James Thurber

“Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf,” Roald Dahl

Art: “Wolf Girl,” Anne Siems

Women Who Run with Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Film: Rajneel Singh, Big Bad Wolves, 2006

“Wolfland,” Tanith Lee

Animation: Dave Fleischer’s “Dizzy Red Riding Hood,” 1931

Through the Woods, Emily Carroll

L4: The Courtly Werewolf

Bisclavret, Marie de France

Guillaume de Palerne or William of Palermo, anonymous

Metamorphosis of the Werewolf, Leslie Sconduto

Lai de Melion, anonymous

“Arthur and Gorlagon,” anonymous

L5: American Conceptions of Wolves and Wilderness

L. David Mech, multiple texts and lectures

Of Wolves and Men, Barry Lopez

Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature, S. K. Robisch

Vicious, Jon T. Coleman

Wolf, Garry Marvin

“The Werewolves,” Henry Beaugrand

White Fang, Jack London

“The Last Wolf,” Mary TallMountain

Song: “Will the Wolf Survive?” Los Lobos

Song: “Running with the Wolves,” Cloud Cult

Song: “Furr,” Blitzen Trapper

L6: She-Wolves

Film: Ginger Snaps (Fawcett, 2000)

The Phantom Ship, Frederick Marryat

“The White Wolf of Kostopchin,” Sir Gilbert Campbell

The Curse of the Werewolf, Chantal Bourgault du Coudray

“The Gray Wolf,” George MacDonald

“The Were-Wolf,” Clemence Housman

“A Ballad of the Were-Wolf,” Rosamund Marriott Watson

“Eena,”Manly Banister

“The Wife’s Story,” Ursula Le Guin

“Green Messiah,” Jane Yolen

“Boobs,” Suzy McKee Charnas

Song: “She-Wolf,” Shakira

L7: The Victorian Werewolf

The Book of Werewolves, Sabine Baring-Gould

“Hughes, the Wer-Wolf,” Sutherland Menzies

“A Story of a Were-Wolf,” Catherine Crowe

“Where There is Nothing, There is God,” William Butler Yeats

“The Mark of the Beast,” Rudyard Kipling

Wagner the Wehr-Wolf, George W. M. Reynolds

Televised Series: Penny Dreadful, (HBO 2014 to 2016)

Televised Adaptation: Dracula (BBC & Netflix, 2020)

Dracula, Bram Stoker

L8: Lycanthropy, Madness, and Identity

Televised Series: GLOW (Netflix, 2017)

The Beast Within, Adam Douglas

The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud

Song/Album: “Excitable Boy,” Warren Zevon

The Werewolf of Paris, Guy Endore

Carnivorous Lunar Activities, Max Booth III

Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses, Kristen O’Neal

L9: Raised by Wolves

Romulus and Remus, legend

Diary of the Wolf Children of Midnapore,Reverend Joseph Singh

Humanimal: A Project for Future Children, Bhanu Kapil

“Wolf Alice” and “Peter and the Wolf,” Angela Carter

“St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” Karen Russell

The Jungle Books, Rudyard Kipling

“Little America,” Dan Chaon

Film: L’Enfant Sauvage, François Truffaut

The Marvelous Hairy Girls, Merry Wiesner-Hanks

“Raised by Wolves,” Craig Morgan Teicher

“Raised by Wolves,” Simon Rich

L10: The Curse of the Lone Wolf and the Strength of the Pack

Film: Werewolf of London (Stuart Walker, 1935)

Song: “Werewolves of London,” Warren Zevon

Film: The Wolf Man (George Waggner, 1941)

Documentary: Monsters in the Moonlight, John Landis

Film: An American Werewolf in London (Landis, 1981)

Televised Series: Being Human (BBC, 2008-2013)

The Prisoner of Azkaban, J. K. Rowling

Sharp Teeth, Toby Barlow

Blood and Chocolate, Annette Curtis Klause

Mongrels, Stephen Graham Jones

Little Nothing, Marisa Silver