Hybrid Identity, Gender and Sexuality in Lycanthropic Literature

  • Parvathy M S Research Scholar Dept. of English and Comparative Literature Central University of Kerala India


The representations of the werewolf date back to the medieval times and are still kept in vogue through its representations in literature as well as on the screen. The physical transformation that a werewolf figure undergoes from human to wolf and wolf to human present an essentially fluid hybridity which makes the study of the werewolf figure’s gender and sexual identity compelling. Brian J Frost, defines a werewolf as a “man or woman who, either voluntarily or involuntarily, is supernaturally transformed into the shape of a wolf and endowed with all the physical characteristics of that animal – a shaggy covering of fur, glowing eyes, long canine teeth and razor-sharp claws” (6).


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M S, Parvathy. Hybrid Identity, Gender and Sexuality in Lycanthropic Literature. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 9, p. 11, sep. 2019. ISSN 2582-3574. Available at: <http://ijellh.support-foundation.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/9817>. Date accessed: 30 may 2020.