ENG505.001: Medieval Supernatural

Fall 2012

Prof. Eileen Joy



Figure 1. detail from Hieronymous Bosch, Garden of Earthly Delights (1480-1505)


I. Medieval Supernatural

Bailey, Michael David. Battling Demons: Witchcraft, Heresy, and Reform in the Late Middle Ages. University Park:

Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003.

Bartlett, Robert. The Natural and the Supernatural in the Middle Ages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Bildhauer, Bettina and Robert Mills, eds. The Monstrous Middle Ages. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003.

Boureau, Alain. Satan the Heretic: The Birth of Demonology in the Medieval West. Trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Bynum, Carolina Walker. "Why All The Fuss About the Body?: A Medievalist's Perspective." Critical Inquiry 22.1

(Autumn 1995): 1-33.

Bynum, Caroline Walker. Metamorphosis and Identity. New York: Zone Books, 2001.

Bynum, Caroline Walker. Wonderful Blood: Theology and Practice in Late Medieval Northern Germany and Beyond. Philadelphia:

University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.

Caciola, Nancy. Discerning Spirits: Divine and Demonic Possession in the Middle Ages. Ithaca: Cornell

University Press, 2003.

Campbell, Mary. The Witness and the Other World: Exotic European Travel Writing, 400-1600. Ithaca: Cornell

University Press, 1991.

Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome. Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome, ed. Monster Theory: Reading Culture. Minneapolis: University of

Minnesota Press, 1996.

Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome. Of Giants: Sex, Monsters and the Middle Ages. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.

Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome. Hybridity, Identity, and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain: On Difficult Middles. New York:

Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Daston, Lorraine and Katherine Park. Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750. New York: Zone Books, 1998.

Elliott, Dyan. Fallen Bodies: Pollution, Sexuality, and Demonology in the Middle Ages. Philadelphia: University of

Pennsylvania Press, 1999.

Elliott, Dyan. Proving Woman: Female Spirituality and Inquisitional Culture in the Later Middle Ages.

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004.

Friedman, John Block. The Monstrous Races in Medieval Art and Thought. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2000.

Frilingos, Christopher. Spectacle of Empire: Monsters, Martyrs, and the Book of Revelation. Philadelphia: University

of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.

Strickland, Debra Higgs. Saracens, Demons, and Jews: Making Monsters in Medieval Art. Princeton: Princeton

University Press, 2003.

Jolly, Karen, Catharina Raudvere, and Edwards Peters. Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Vol. 3: The Middle Ages.

London: Continuum Publishing Group, 2001.

Jones, Timothy S. and David A. Springer, eds. Marvels, Monsters, and Miracles: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern

Imaginations. Kalamazoo: Western Michigan University Press, 2002.

Joynes, Andrew, ed. Medieval Ghost Stories: An Anthology of Miracles, Marvels, and Prodigies. Woodbridge:

Boydell Press, 2006.

Kieckhefer, Richard. European Witch Trials: Their Foundations in Popular and Learned Culture, 1300-1500.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976.

Kieckhefer, Richard. Magic in the Middle Ages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Kieckhefer, Richard. "The Holy and the Unholy: Sainthood, Witchcraft, and Magic in Late Medieval Europe." Journal

of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 24.3 (1994): 355-85.

Kinoshita, Sharon and Peggy McCracken. Marie de France: A Critical Companion. Cambridge, UK: D.S. Brewer, 2012.

Klaniczay, Gabor and Eva Pocs, eds. Communicating with the Spirits. Vol. 1: Demons, Spirits, Witches. Budapest and

and New York: Central European University Press, 2005.

LeGoff, Jacques. The Medieval Imagination. Trans. Arthur Goldhammer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Lemay, Helen Rodnite, ed. Women's Secrets: A Translation of Pseudo-Albertus Magnus's De Secretus Mulierum

with Commentaries. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992.

McAvoy, Liz Herbert. Authority and the Female Body in

Miller, Sarah Alison. Medieval Monstrosity and the Female Body. New York: Routledge, 2010.

Mitchell, Stephen A. Witchcraft and Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages. Philadelphia: University of Pennyslvania Press, 2011.

Mittman, Asa Simon. Maps and Monsters in Medieval England. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Mittman, Asa Simon and Peter J. Dendle, eds. The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous.

Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2012.

Olsen, K.E. and L.A.J.R. Houwen, eds. Monsters and the Monstrous in Medieval Northwest Europe. Leuven, Belgium:

Peeters, 2001.

Petroff, Elizabeth Alvilda, ed. Body and Soul: Essays on Medieval Women and Mysticism. Oxford: Oxford University

Press, 1994.

Pluskowski, Aleksander. Wolves and the Wilderness in the Middle Ages. Woodbridge, Eng.: Boydell and

Brewer, 2006.

Russell, Jeffrey Burton. Lucifer: The Devil in the Middle Ages. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984.

Saunders, Corinne J. Magic and the Supernatural in Medieval English Romance. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2010.

Schmitt, Jean-Claude. Ghosts in the Middle Ages: The Living and the Dead in Medieval Society.

Trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1994.

Sconduto, Leslie A. Metamorphoses of the Werewolf: A Literary Study from Antiquity through the Renaissance.

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2008.

Strickland, Debra Higgs. Saracens, Demons, and Jews: Making Monsters in Medieval Art. Princeton: Princeton

University Press, 2003.

Sullivan, Karen. The Interrogation of Joan of Arc. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.

Thorndike, Lynn. A History of Magic and Experimental Science: During the First Thirteen Centuries of Our Era.

Vol. 2. New York: Columbia University Press, 1923.

Verner, Lisa. The Epistemology of the Monstrous in the Middle Ages. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Watkins, C.S. History and the Supernatural in Medieval England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Williams, David. Deformed Discourse: The Function of the Monster in Mediaeval Thought and Literature. Montreal:

McGill-Queen's University Press, 1999.

Wittkower, Rudolf. "Marvels of the East: A Study in the History of Monsters." Journal of the Warburg and Cortauld

Institutes 5 (1942): 159-97.

II. Modern Supernatural

Badley, Linda. Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995.

Bailey, Michael David. Magic and Superstition in Europe: A Concise History from Antiquity to the Present. Lanham, MD:

Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

Bennett, Jane. The Enchantment of Modern Life: Attachments, Crossings, Ethics. Princeton: Princeton University

Press, 2001.

Bettelheim, Bruno. The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales. New York: Vintage Books, 1975.

Brooke-Rose, Christine. A Rhetoric of the Unreal: Studies in Narrative and Structure, Especially of the Fantastic.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

Carroll, Noel. The Philosophy of Horror; or, Paradoxes of the Heart. New York: Routledge, 1990.

Creed, Barbara. The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis. London: Routledge, 1993.

Douglas, Mary. Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo. London: Routledge

& Kegan Paul, 1966.

Eisler, Robert. Man into Wolf: An Anthropological Interpretation of Sadism, Masochism, and Lycanthropy.

London: Routledge, Kegan & Paul, 1951.

Freud, Sigmund. Totem and Taboo, in The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud, ed. and trans. A.A. Brill.

New York: The Modern Library, 1995.

Freud, Sigmund. The Uncanny. Trans. David McClintock. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.

Graham, Elaine L. Representations of the Post/Human: Monsters, Aliens, and Others in Popular Culture. New

Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002.

Grixti, Joseph. Terrors of Uncertainty: The Cultural Contexts of Horror Fiction. London: Routledge, 1989.

Halberstam, Judith and Ira Livingston, eds. Posthuman Bodies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.

Jackson, Rose. Fantasty: The Literature of Subversion. New York: Routledge, 1981.

Kristeva, Julia. Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection. Trans. Leon Roudiez. New York: Columbia University

Press, 1982.

Lewis, I.M. Ecstatic Religion: A Study of Shamanism and Spirit Possession. London: Routledge, 1971.

McGinn, Bernard. Anti-Christ: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination With Evil. San Francisco: Harper

Publishers, 1994.

Otten, Charlotte F. A Lycanthropy Reader: Werewolves in Western Culture. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1986.

Pagels, Elaine. The Origin of Satan. New York: Random House, 1995.

W. Scott Poole. Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and Haunting. Waco: Baylor

University Press, 2011.

Russell, Jeffrey Burton. The Devil: Perceptions of Evil from Antiquity to Primitive Christianity. Ithaca: Cornell

University Press, 1977.

Schneider, Steven Jay, ed. Horror Film and Psychoanalysis: Freud's Worst Nightmare. Cambridge: Cambridge

University Press, 2004.

Tzvetan Todorov. The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre, trans. Richard Howard. Ithaca:

Cornell University Press, 1975.

Warner, Marina. Monsters of Our Own Making: The Peculiar Pleasures of Fear. Lexington: The University

Press of Kentucky, 1998.