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The post-modern body in cinema

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dc.contributor.advisor Brooks, Christopher K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Barbara, Kathleen M.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-12-17T02:56:18Z
dc.date.available 2006-12-17T02:56:18Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05
dc.identifier.other t06044
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/361
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of English. en
dc.description "May 2006." en
dc.description Includes bibliographic references (leaves 35-38). en
dc.description.abstract Throughout film history, the female body has been gazed upon, lusted after, protected, admired, and murdered. A sampling of post-modern films, including Kill Bill; Vol. I, The Swimming Pool, Boys Don’t Cry, Orlando, The Piano, The Ballad of Little Jo and Hedwig and the Angry Inch divulge new and complex views of the female body, including gender transformation. The maternal body, the clothed body, and the psychological and cultural body display the evolving female psyche. The female protagonists in the films, whether rewriting their own stories (Swimming Pool), finding methods to transform their sex within a patriarchy (The Piano), or altering their femininity (Orlando, Boys Don’t cry, The Ballad of little Jo, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch) redefine their gender. In doing so, the postmodern female body surpasses her assigned gender role. en
dc.format.extent 1188763 bytes
dc.format.extent iv, 38 leaves : ill., digital, PDF file. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights Copyright Kathleen M.Barbara, 2006. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject.lcsh Electronic dissertations en
dc.subject.lcsh Body, Human--Symbolic aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Postmodernism en
dc.subject.lcsh Motion pictures --Social aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Sex in popular culture en
dc.subject.lcsh Women en
dc.title The post-modern body in cinema en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.identifier.oclc 74669777

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