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dc.creatorLamfers, Jordan Scott
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-26T15:31:47Z
dc.date.available2011-07-26T15:31:47Z
dc.date.created2011-05
dc.date.issued2011-07-26
dc.date.submittedMay 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3545
dc.descriptiontext
dc.description.abstractThe 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.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectFilm noir
dc.subjectGraphic novels
dc.subjectFrank Miller
dc.subjectSin city
dc.subjectNoir fiction, American
dc.subjectAmerican literature
dc.subject20th century
dc.subjectWomen in literature
dc.subjectComic 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.updated2011-07-26T15:32:38Z
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3545
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.type.genrethesis*
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts


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