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Gendering the nation: nationalism and gender in theatrical and para-theatrical practices by Canadian women artists, 1880-1930

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dc.contributor.author Bock, Christian
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-14T00:23:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-14T00:23:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-11-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/11316
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines the intersection of nationalism and gender in theatrical and para-theatrical practices by Canadian women artists between 1880-1930, including the works of Madge Macbeth, Mazo de la Roche, Sarah Ann Curzon, Pauline Johnson and Constance Lindsay Skinner and their historical context in order to elucidate why and how these dramatic and para-theatrical works appeared as they did, where they did and when they did. Drama and para-theatrical performances such as mock parliaments, flag drills, Salvation army spectacles, and closet drama serve an important role as discursive public spaces in which a young democracy and budding nation negotiates its gendered struggles concerning cultural hegemony and political participation. Employing postcolonial and feminist critical practices, “spoken” and “unspoken” ideologies regarding gender and nation manifested in these performances are explored and feminist, nationalist and imperialist discourses informing nineteenth- and early twentieth-century theatricality are analyzed. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Canadian theatre en_US
dc.subject Early Canadian literature en_US
dc.subject Women's writing en_US
dc.title Gendering the nation: nationalism and gender in theatrical and para-theatrical practices by Canadian women artists, 1880-1930 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Rabillard, Sheila Mary
dc.degree.department Department of English en_US
dc.degree.level Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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