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Kaja Franck is a PhD student at the University of Hertfordshire. She has just submitted her thesis, ‘The Development of the Literary Werewolf: Language, Subjectivity and Animal/ Human Boundaries’, which concentrates on the relationship between wilderness, wolves and werewolves, and how language is used to demarcate animal alterity. She is part of the ‘Open Graves, Open Minds’ project along with Sam George ( DrSamGeorge1) and Bill Hughes (@BillBloodyHughe). Find Kaja on Twitter here) or visit the Open Graves website).

Werewolves are considered to be a traditional monster in the twenty-first-century popular culture.