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One of Us: Constructions of Englishness in the Writing of Elizabeth Gaskell
(University of Canterbury. Humanities, 2013)
Existing criticism that addresses the concept of Englishness in Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing is sparse and confined to a small part of her oeuvre, and, furthermore, has, in the main, placed Englishness (and England) in ...
Religion, Gender and Rank in Maori Society: A Study of Ritual and Social Practice in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Documentary Sources.
(University of Canterbury. Maori and Indigenous Studies, 2000)
The main goal of this work is to understand the role that tapu (the sacred) had in ordering Maori gender relations, and set this role into a wider social context, through an investigation of early documentary sources. ...
Gynaehorror: Women, theory and horror film
(University of Canterbury. Cultural Studies, School of Humanities and Creative Arts, 2014)
This thesis offers an analysis of women in horror film through an in depth exploration of what I term ‘gynaehorror’ – horror films that are concerned with female sex, sexuality and reproduction. While this is a broad and ...