Ernest Mathijs analyzes feminism, identity & lycanthropy in “John Fawcett’s Ginger Snaps”
by Angela Quinton
Jul. 15, 2014
Friend of the site Tim McGregor (who astute readers may remember as the author who volunteered his book Bad Wolf for a Worst Werewolf Books post in 2011) recently shared with me the existence of John Fawcett’s Ginger Snaps, an ebook by UBC Film Studies Professor Ernest Mathijs. The book is “based on the author’s privileged access to most of its cast and crew and to its enthusiasts around the world”, and examines “themes of genre, feminism, identity, and adolescent belonging”. Tim says it’s “pretty insightful but like all academic lit, it gets a bit lofty and stretches its theories”. If you’re looking for something to read in anticipation of the Scream Factory Collector’s Edition re-release of Ginger Snaps next week, check it out!