Nation, Genre and Female Performance in Canadian Cinema


  • Murat Akser Kadir Has University



This paper outlines a theory of sytle 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.


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How to Cite

Akser, M. (2013). Nation, Genre and Female Performance in Canadian Cinema. CINEJ Cinema Journal, 2(2), 149–166.