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dc.contributor.advisorBremen, Brian A.en
dc.creatorLamfers, Jordan Scotten
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-26T15:31:47Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-26T15:31:47Zen
dc.date.created2011-05en
dc.date.issued2011-07-26en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3545en
dc.descriptiontexten
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.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectFilm noiren
dc.subjectGraphic novelsen
dc.subjectFrank Milleren
dc.subjectSin cityen
dc.subjectNoir fiction, Americanen
dc.subjectAmerican literatureen
dc.subject20th centuryen
dc.subjectWomen in literatureen
dc.subjectComic books, strips, etc.en
dc.title"A dame to kill for" or "a slut-- worth dying for" : women in the noir of Frank Milleren
dc.date.updated2011-07-26T15:32:38Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3545en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKornhaber, Donnaen
dc.description.departmentEnglishen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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