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dc.contributor.advisorFarfan, Penelope
dc.contributor.authorMendelsohn, Judith
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-16T17:13:51Z
dc.date.available2005-08-16T17:13:51Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationMendelsohn, J. (2004). Post-colonial drama by black Canadian women: the plays of Djanet Sears, Lorena Gale, and M. NourbeSe Philip (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/17943en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612976637en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/41806
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 99-104en
dc.description.abstractContemporary Canadian theatre is influenced largely by a White, male perspective that was introduced to the country by colonial powers. Consequently, Black women playwrights have faced exclusion from Canadian theatre. The Black Canadian playwrights Djanet Sears, Lorena Gale, and M. NourbeSe Philip are marginalized for their colour, which is compounded by their gender. Their plays reflect the diverse experiences of Black Canadian women, yet the three playwrights share a common goal of resisting the forces of colonization by redefining and centralizing the portrayal of Black women in their plays. Chapter One, "Reclaiming Black Canadian History," explores dramatic responses to historical interpretations that privilege the dominant group; Chapter Two, "Counter-Canonical Discourse," considers plays that interrogate the power of canonized theatrical works; and Chapter Three, "Belonging in the Black Diaspora," examines the dramatization of the issues of displacement, place, identity, and belonging that stem from colonization, affecting Black people throughout the Diaspora.
dc.format.extentv, 104 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titlePost-colonial drama by black Canadian women: the plays of Djanet Sears, Lorena Gale, and M. NourbeSe Philip
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/17943
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Fine Arts
thesis.degree.nameMFA
thesis.degree.disciplineDrama
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2004 M46en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesUARCen
ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1524 520492041


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.