loup-garou


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a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again

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Finally, drawing on the ethnographical work of Carolyn Podruchny on the loup-garou in French- Canadian folklore and Carolyn Walker Bynum's theorization of the werewolf as a figure of change, I will examine the reasons why the werewolf appealed to the French-Canadian imagination at this particular historical juncture and speculate upon its meanings for the construction of a modern French-Canadian identity.
Some authors of loup-garou tales safeguarded the past through the discipline of history rather than folklore, as did Andre-Napoleon Montpetit who published on both colonial history and Louis Riel's Metis uprising in Manitoba, and Benjamin Sulte, author of an eight-volume Histoire des Canadiens-francais 1608-1880 (1882-1884).
"La metamorphose illusoire: Des theories chretiennes de la metamorphose aux images medievales du loup-garou." Annales Economies Societes Civilisations 40 (1985): 208-226.
"Le loup-garou ou les limites de l'animalite." In Jean de Nynauld, De la lycanthropie, transformation et extase des sorciers (161S), edition critique augmentee d etudes sur les lycanthropes et les loups garous, edited by Nicole Jacques-Chaquin and Maxime Preaud, 189-196.
"'Bisclavret' et les contes du loup-garou: essai d'interpretation." Marche romane 30 (1980): 267-76.
In Japan, few know the story of loup-garou, preferring instead to think of Blue Dog as the spiritual reincarnation of Tiffany.
Tres tot et pendant toute sa vie, Rachilde a cultive cette image du loup-garou, de l'intrepide outsider.
Recent publications include Le Complexe du Loup-Garou: la Fascination de la Violence dans la Culture Americaine (1992 [paperback 1998]) and Nature et Democratie des Passions, 1997.
In France, the werewolf was known as loup-garou, in Italy as lupo mannaro.
Paul Delarue, the editor who has compiled thirty-five versions of the folktale, found that bzou was always used in the story for brou or garou, which in the Nivernais was loup-brou or loup-garou. All these are variations on the French word for werewolf, a supernatural being associated with witchcraft.
In French folklore the werewolf is called loup-garou .
A graphic novelist well-versed in loup-garou legend, Aiden provides essential background on how these supernatural creatures differ from traditional werewolves: Their bites aren't contagious, they switch form at will, and, most significantly, they actually become wolves, rather than the traditional man-wolf hybrid.
But he is most famous for pictures of a blue dog called a loup-garou (a werewolf or ghost dog).
Comme je l'ai montre dans "La Vampirisation du Biographique: Rachilde, Le Grand Saigneur" (Romanic Review, January 1998, 111-22), la vision de Rachilde est hantee par la malediction qui pese sur elle, et fait d'elle un loup-garou jusqu'a la cinquieme generation.
En outre cela fait de moi une creature maudite par l'eglise puisque je proviens d'un sacrilege, un loup-garou. Quand j'appris cela, je fus remplie d'une joie folle; j'appartiens enfin a la race animale."(3) L'identification de Rachilde avec ce qui est a l'exterieur des contraintes des lois humaines et sociales est fondee sur la "faute" et ses consequences.