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dc.contributor.supervisor Calder, Alison (English, Film, and Theatre) en_US
dc.contributor.author Mark, Sabrina
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-07T15:44:34Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-07T15:44:34Z
dc.date.issued 2015-04-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/30352
dc.description.abstract In her fiction, L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942) uses clothing as a tool to explore women's roles during a time when ideologies about women were quickly changing. Montgomery's fiction shows dress being used in order to navigate new roles and negotiate changing power relations during a time of increased visibility for women. This thesis links specific changes in women's lives during Montgomery's lifetime to her fictional depictions of clothing. It investigates the increased presence of women in the paid labour force in relation to financial and emotional independence and autonomy in dress. It also looks at visibility and changing ideologies about sexuality and vanity and how these moral concepts are rewritten by Montgomery to favour attention to dress. It explores the influence of maternal feminism on the nation in the early part of the twentieth century and its connection to fashion, noting a decreased interest in both following World War I. en_US
dc.subject dress en_US
dc.subject literature en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.title Changing clothes: female dress and the widening sphere in the fiction of L.M. Montgomery en_US
dc.degree.discipline English, Film, and Theatre en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Young, Arlene (English, Film, and Theatre) Kuffert, Len (History) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2015 en_US


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