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dc.contributor.advisorMuratore, Mary Jo.eng
dc.contributor.authorKoehnemann, Aaron, 1980-eng
dc.coverage.spatialFranceeng
dc.coverage.temporal1600-1699eng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on May 26, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Mary Jo Muratore.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Romance languages.eng
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation introduces, defines and applies to French literary analysis a term of my own invention: lycomorphism. This is a literary phenomenon by which an essentially human figure is characterized as wolfish via the application of lupine characteristics. In order to demonstrate this concept, I analyze in depth the ogre figure in seventeenth century French literature. In order to contextualize the ogre as a lycomorph, I first scour the French literary canon along with historical Witchcraft Trial documentations in order to document the portrayal of wolves from the Middle Ages to the seventeenth century. After recording the predominant lupine characteristics, I then examine the ogre's portrayals in French literature of the seventeenth century to see which of these established lupine traits are shared by the ogres. Additionally, I compare and contrast the French ogre with his/her temporal and geographical predecessors, examining the ogre's origins and evolutions to its debut in the French canon in 1697. By demonstrating the ogre's lycomorphism, I hope to demonstrate that the ogre offers a manifestation of the French seventeenth century shift in attitudes regarding man's primary adversary. Whereas the wolf was the prevalent antagonist of man from the medieval period to the mid-seventeenth century, in the late seventeenth century fairy tales, the primary threat to man comes from a bestial hybrid of man and beast: an ogre. This shift in the depiction of literary adversaries corresponds to historical factors of the day, including the rise of Jansenism, and a growing body of female authors who tend to use ogres rather than villains as the principal threat to man in their literary accounts. Additionally in their works, the ogre, by virtue of his close resemblance to man, is exploited to allegorize social, rather than moral issues, the traditional function of the big, bad wolf.eng
dc.format.extentiv, 186 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb7786217xeng
dc.identifier.merlinb7786217xeng
dc.identifier.oclc662497903eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8450
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2010 Freely available dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2010 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshWerewolves in literatureeng
dc.subject.lcshJansenists in literatureeng
dc.subject.lcshGhouls and ogres in literatureeng
dc.subject.lcshWerewolveseng
dc.subject.lcshFrench literatureeng
dc.titleThe ogre as lycomorpheng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineRomance languages and literature (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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