Changing Skins: Folktales about Gender, Identity and Humanity

Selected Bibliography for the Show Compiled by Milbre Burch, PhD www.kindcrone.com   Folktales Told in Changing Skins Boas, Franz. “Coyote, Fox, and Panther” in Memoirs of the American Folk-lore Society, Volume 11. Lancaster, PA: American Folklore Society, 1917 (pp. 75-76). Braid, Donald. “The Lad and the Black Laird” in Scottish Traveller Tales: Lives Shaped through …

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Vasilissa, The Priest’s Daughter or Vasilisa Poponov

Summary: “Vasilissa, the Priest’s Daughter,” is in the Afanase’ev collection. The title character is not at all interested in “womanish” things. She has dressed in male clothes since childhood, goes hunting with the guys and calls herself Vasily Vasilyevich, which means Basil, son of Basil. The tsar hears a rumor that this guy is a …

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