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Shapeshifting and the ‘monstrous feminine’: exploring the experience of the sick woman through the figure of the lycanthrope

This paper will investigate the extent to which the embodied experience of chronic illness can be explored through the shapeshifting figure of the therianthrope. Expanding on Julia Kristeva’s theory of the abject, I will unravel how the body of the sick woman ‘strays on the territories of animal’ in order to consider how this collapse …