Half a Woman: The Nun in Film from WWII to the Present

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dc.contributor.advisor Maria Pramaggiore, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Marsha Orgeron, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Thomas Lisk, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.author Krocker, Sarah Elizabeth en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T17:57:50Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T17:57:50Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12-06 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-12022005-041237 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/706
dc.description.abstract Half a Woman examines how six prominent nun films signify the changing perception of the nun in postwar America and Great Britain. Through the changing perspective of the populace, as well as historical influences such as the Feminist Movement, the nun has shifted from the angelic entity of the mid-1940s in The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) and Lilies of the Field (1963) to the sexual demon of the 1970s and 1980s with The Devils (1971). After the 1980s, the nun was not only a sexual demon but a platform for political commentary. Agnes of God (1983), Dead Man Walking (1995), and The Magdalene Sisters (2002) all use the nun to express a political stance on topics affecting women, as well as society at the turn of the 21st century. en_US
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dc.subject nun en_US
dc.subject film studies en_US
dc.subject nun in film en_US
dc.subject bells of st. mary en_US
dc.subject lilies of the field en_US
dc.subject the devils en_US
dc.subject agnes of god en_US
dc.subject dead man walking en_US
dc.subject magdalene sisters en_US
dc.subject peter mullan en_US
dc.subject tim robbins en_US
dc.subject ken russell en_US
dc.subject norman jewison en_US
dc.subject jane fonda en_US
dc.subject ralph nelson en_US
dc.subject sidney poitier en_US
dc.subject leo mccarey en_US
dc.subject ingrid bergman en_US
dc.subject bing crosby en_US
dc.subject susan sarandon en_US
dc.title Half a Woman: The Nun in Film from WWII to the Present en_US
dc.degree.name MA en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Film Studies en_US


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