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dc.contributor.advisorBrooks, Christopher K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBarbara, Kathleen M.
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of English.en
dc.description"May 2006."en
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references (leaves 35-38).en
dc.description.abstractThroughout 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
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dc.format.extentiv, 38 leaves : ill., digital, PDF file.en
dc.rightsCopyright Kathleen M.Barbara, 2006. All rights reserved.en
dc.subject.lcshElectronic dissertationsen
dc.subject.lcshBody, Human--Symbolic aspectsen
dc.subject.lcshMotion pictures --Social aspectsen
dc.subject.lcshSex in popular cultureen
dc.titleThe post-modern body in cinemaen

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