For centuries, the monstrous figure of the werewolf has stood as an iconic figure of folklore and popular horror fiction. Yet, what do we really know about the traditions associated with this fantastical creature? In a special Halloween program, folklore researcher and werewolf expert, Craig Thomson took guests on a deep dive through the history, legends and traditions associated with the werewolf. From classical antiquity all the way to the present day, this talk demonstrated that there is more to these legends than silver bullets, wolfsbane and howling at the full moon!
The Wolf Conservation Center hosted Craig Thomson on October 19, 2022 at 6 PM ET for a discussion about all things werewolf!
About The Speaker:
Craig Thomson is a PhD Researcher from Birkbeck, University of London whose research interests include horror/gothic literature, monster theory and folkloristics. His current research focuses on Werewolves, Folklore and Popular Culture within British and Irish Gothic Literature from the late 19th to early 20th Century.