Transcarpathian Werewolf Stories: Gender Attitudes

  • Elena Boudovskaia Georgetown University
  • Kira Sadoja German Center of Slavic Studies

Abstract

The article examines werewolf stories recorded by authors in the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine and adjacent territories. We analyze most common plot types of such stories, and found that out of the two main types, one expresses female perspective (and is recorded exclusively from women), while the other, male perspective (and is recorded from speakers of both genders). We also examine stories of deviating or hybrid types to show how speakers’ gender attitudes can lead to changes in the plot.

Published
2020-04-01
Section
Articles