WILD MAN: Saint or Sinner

The Representation of Wild Folk During the German Renaissance The wild man was inspired in part by pagan hybrid woodland creatures like the satyr, however, much of the mythology of the wild man stems from barbarians of Europe.[i] For much of the Middle Ages, they were considered the antithesis of the civilised Christian society. They…

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Essay Writing Tips for Undergraduates

1. Read, Write, Read. Instead of researching for a paper and then writing it all up at the end, see research and writing as an integral process. As you write you will see areas that need further research. 2. Outline. Even before you begin research, write an outline however brief it may be. Continually add…

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Getting Started on ‘Academic Twitter’

Why Twitter? I was inspired to write this post by my incessant encouragement to have my reluctant academic friends to join or be more active on Twitter. I am enthused by the so-called ‘Academic Twitter’ as I can follow fellow researchers in my research area, connect and converse with academics at all levels with relative…

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Selected Bibliography for Scholarly Research on the Early Modern Werewolf

Primary Sources: Anonymous, Arrest memorable donné à l’encontre de Gilles Garnier lyonnois pour avoir en forme de loup garou devoré plusieurs enfans…, Lyon: Benoît Rigaud 1574. Anonymous, A True Discourse Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of One Stubbe Peeter, a most wicked sorcerer who in the likenes of a woolfe, committed many murders, continuing…

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A Brief Historical Background to the Werewolf Myth in Sixteenth-Century Germany

in companion to Dana Rehn’s exhibition talk for Lupercalia ‘The Werewolf in German Renaissance Prints During the Witch Trials,’ Saturday 13 April 2019 The sixteenth century was marked by a period of significant change from the Renaissance, Age of Discovery, and the Reformation that created instability and anxiety. Together with the popularity of prints and…

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