"A dame to kill for" or "a slut-- worth dying for" : women in the noir of Frank Miller

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dc.contributor.advisor Bremen, Brian A.
dc.creator Lamfers, Jordan Scott
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-26T15:31:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-26T15:31:47Z
dc.date.created 2011-05
dc.date.issued 2011-07-26
dc.date.submitted May 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3545
dc.description.abstract The depictions of women in film noir and neo-noir have long been objects of interest for feminist scholars. In this report, I extend this scholarship to examine Frank Miller's Sin city graphic novel series as a version of neo-noir that is both intimately connected to noir tradition and innovative in its approach, specifically in terms of his representation of women. Miller depicts his female characters in a variety of ways that reflect both the positive and negative imagery of women in classic noir and neo-noir; in doing so, he creates a new and complex vision of women in noir. This report uses three different characterizations of women in film noir--the spider woman, the femme moderne, and the angel--to explore the ways in which Miller's female characters can be understood to simultaneously uphold and challenge these conventions.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Film noir
dc.subject Graphic novels
dc.subject Frank Miller
dc.subject Sin city
dc.subject Noir fiction, American
dc.subject American literature
dc.subject 20th century
dc.subject Women in literature
dc.subject Comic books, strips, etc.
dc.title "A dame to kill for" or "a slut-- worth dying for" : women in the noir of Frank Miller
dc.date.updated 2011-07-26T15:32:38Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3545
dc.contributor.committeeMember Kornhaber, Donna
dc.description.department English
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department English
thesis.degree.discipline English
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts

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