Friday 8 March 2013, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Part of the Mary Shelly Symposium
With Jazmina Cininas
In creating a portrait gallery of female werewolves Jazmina’s aim is to expand existing visual mythographies of the female werewolf, drawing attention to the generally overlooked literary and historical narratives of female lycanthropy and the role of the feminine in the evolution of werewolf lore. Her chief medium for this project is the inherently transformative reduction linocut, whereby the plate is progressively cut into and destroyed while the print correspondingly becomes more complete.
Jazmina is currently undertaking her PhD, The Girlie Werewolf Hall of Fame: Historical and Contemporary Figurations of the Female Werewolf, at RMIT University, where she also lectures in Printmaking.
RESERVE YOUR SEAT!
Image Credit: Jazmina Cininas, shows Erzsébet was frequently mistaken for a vampire (2011), reduction linocut, 37.0 x 28 cm (detail).