The Pyjama Girl and Submerged women, liminal voices: A feminist investigation of feature film screenwriting as creative practice

Lezli-An Barrett

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This thesis comprises a screenplay, The Pyjama Girl, inspired by an unresolved Australian crime, and an exegesis which argues that the exclusion of women screenwriters and directors from screenwriting and production has submerged women's voices in the film industry. The exegesis links to the creative work through the central metaphor of the submerged woman, using this metaphor to explore the history, philosophy and politics of feminist and women's feature film production with particular emphasis on the screenwriting process. The central image in The Pyjama Girl of murdered, submerged women is employed to produce a feminist reading of the detective crime genre.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date10 Oct 2017
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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