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A Cultural History of Canada

Oct 31, 2020

In which we halt our narrative to talk about werewolves, ghost ships, and...flying canoes?! You can find images and brief overviews of the monsters right here.


Major Sources:

  • Beaugrand, Honoré. 'Fantastic Tales,' La Bibliothèque électronique du Quebec (The English Collection), Volume 11.
  • Jolicoeur. Catherine. 'Le Vaisseau Fantôme: Légende Étiologique,' Presses Université Laval, 1970.
  • Le Quellec, Jean-Loïc. "La chasse-galerie: Du Poitou à l’Acadie," IRIS (Centre de Recheche sur l'Imaginaire, Université de Grenoble), 1999.
  • Podruchny, Carolyn. "Werewolves and Windigos: Narratives of Cannibal Monsters in French-Canadian Voyageur Oral Tradition," Ethnohistory, Volume 51, Number 4, Fall 2004, pp. 677-700.
  • Ransom, Amy J. “The Changing Shape of a Shape-Shifter: The French-Canadian Loup-Garou.” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, vol. 27, no. 2, May 2016, pp. 251–275.
  • Sceanders, Ian. "The Fiery Phantom That Sails Bay Chaleur," Maclean's, June 15, 1951.
  • "The Werewolf of Quebec City," Canadiana, March 8 2019.


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