This contribution is an extract from a longer work of fiction in which the Slavic witch/ crone Baba Yaga is transported into a Tasmanian bush setting and into the literary tradition of the Tasmanian Gothic. The work focuses on Baba Yaga’s signature quality of ambiguity and demonstrates—through practice—the creative potential of placing a contemporary version of the fairy-tale character in relationship with the marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian devil. Like Baba Yaga, the Tasmanian devil—demonized for much of the colonized history of Tasmania but increasingly employed as an animal mascot for its island home—has been the subject of widely variant representations
Wood, Danielle. "Excerpt from “The House on Legs”." Marvels & Tales 33.1 (2019). Web. <https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol33/iss1/11>.