Werewolves - Vurdalak = Vukodlak = Werewolf Literally, name...

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Vurdalak = Vukodlak = Werewolf Literally, name means one who wears a wolf’s coat The creature is the same as a vampire in South Slavic (I.e., Balkan) culture It is different in East Slavic (I.e., Russian) culture
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Werewolf in Central Europe Attacks common in broad daylight Werewolves appear in the city, as well as in the woods Attacks seem random
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Werewolves & Lunacy Full moon (luna) often associated with mental disturbances Term “lunacy” is applied to patients with dementia -- esp. during the full moon Werewolfism is thought to be related to lunacy
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Attacks of lunatics released from wards attributed to werewolves Reports of children attacked documented as werewolves
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The American Werewolf: Wolf Man Film version made in 1941 Typical of war-time “escape” films Stars Lon Chaney as aristocrat turned wolf Role of Romany/ Gypsy introduced to American public Wolf Man clearly goes from “Everyman” to Other
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The Wolf Man (1941)
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2009 for the course REE 302 taught by Professor Garza during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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