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dc.contributor.authorNauss, Jade Alexandra Oickle
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-28T12:01:42Z
dc.date.available2019-08-28T12:01:42Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/76323
dc.description.abstractIn ABC’s series Once Upon a Time, the Evil Queen is defined in part by her prominent cleavage. Her cleavage exemplifies a trope that I refer to as “evil boobs.” This thesis aims to establish the “evil boobs” trope in academic discourse. More specifically, it aims to explore how the Evil Queen’s cleavage functions for female spectators. The Evil Queen is popular with female fans on social networking websites, and the Evil Queen’s prominent cleavage receives significant attention from those fans. So, while this thesis first addresses how the Evil Queen’s “evil boobs” pander to the male gaze, it then turns to the female fans and offers a close reading of the recorded texts of this female fandom. This thesis advances a relevant interpretation of the Evil Queen and her “evil boobs” as an empowering feminine ideal—a reading informed by online research into female fan practices and female pleasure.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjecttelevisionen_US
dc.subjectbreastsen_US
dc.subject#evilboobsen_US
dc.subjectEvil Queenen_US
dc.subjectOnce Upon a Timeen_US
dc.subjectgaze theoryen_US
dc.subjectfemale fansen_US
dc.subjectphallic womanen_US
dc.subjectcleavageen_US
dc.subjectmale gazeen_US
dc.subjectfandomen_US
dc.subjectLaura Mulveyen_US
dc.subjectJackie Staceyen_US
dc.subjectfilm theoryen_US
dc.subjectfeminist film theoryen_US
dc.subjectfemale spectatorshipen_US
dc.subjectevil womenen_US
dc.subjectwitchen_US
dc.title#EvilBoobs: A Case Study of the Evil Queen’s Cleavage in Once Upon a Time and its Female Fansen_US
dc.date.defence2019-08-27
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Kathleen Cawseyen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Elizabeth Edwardsen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Bart Vautouren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Anthony Ennsen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Shannon Brownleeen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseYesen_US
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