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dc.contributor.supervisor Hawkins, Maureen
dc.contributor.author Berlando, Maria Elena
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-25T15:31:02Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-25T15:31:02Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/648
dc.description v, 104 leaves ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract Dramatic literature and film are often political and work to deconstruct and dismantle some of the assumptions of a dominant ideology. Tomson Highway’s Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine, and Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game, show how gender roles are used in oppression and show that other social categories like race, class, and sexuality are interrelated and constructed. This shows the hollowness of the so-called inherent categories that cause “naturalized” divisions between people and groups. Through exploring these works I hope to draw attention to how these artists use theater and film to educate their audiences, as well as challenge them to take control over complicated issues surrounding power and oppression. These writers encourage their audiences to employ social criticism and to re-evaluate the social order that is often naturalized through dominant ideology and discourse. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2007 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Sex role in literature en
dc.subject Gender identity in literature en
dc.subject English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism en
dc.title De-colonizing bodies : the treatment of gender in contemporary drama and film en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Department of English en
dc.degree.level Masters


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