Nation, Genre and Female Performance in Canadian Cinema

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    Abstract

    This paper outlines a theory of style and performance in Canadian film based on geography, gender and genre. It is possible to form a theory of Canadian cinema based on theme-genre (strong women, nature as oppressor in dysfunctional family melodramas) in which female characters, as well as their personas, interact with both a physical geography and a social space to define a Canadian identity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)149-166
    JournalCINEJ Cinema Journal
    Volume2
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013

    Keywords

    • Canadian cinema
    • cultural geography

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