Bernard-Hoverstad 2013 Violence

Title Information

Author: Anna Bernard-Hoverstad

Title: Framing Perceptions of Violence against Women in Film

Subtitle: Les Silences du Palais and Incendies

Thesis: M.A. Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Year: 2013

Pages: iii + 56pp.

OCLC Number: 861218255 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | Canadian History, Tunisian History | Representations: Films / Incendies, Les Silences du Palais

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Link: UNC Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection (Free Access)

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Author: Anna Bernard-Hoverstad, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Abstract: »This thesis focuses on how contemporary Francophone films visually represent violence against women, and explores how sexual violence functions to continue the subjugation and systematic victimization of women. I examine how Moufida Tlatli’s Les Silences du Palais and Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies approach the subject and portrayal of rape within the greater narrative of the film. The two films, quite different in their premise and setting, find commonality as they both treat and depict rape and family dynamics. As such, my goal is to evaluate how the historical contexts of the films affect the portrayal of the violent act and how it is committed, and I consider questions about the viewer’s perceptions of the perpetrators intentions might nuance their reactions to the rape scene, as well as to the film as a whole.« (Source: Thesis)


  Abstract (p. ii)
  Chapter 1. Introduction (p. 1)
  Chapter 2. Les Silences du Palais (p. 13)
  Chapter 3. Incendies (p. 30)
  Chapter 4. Conclusion (p. 47)

Wikipedia: Incendies, The Silences of the Palace

Added: November 1, 2014 – Last updated: November 1, 2014