RepreÌsentations de la masculiniteÌ dans l'Å“uvre de Xavier Dolan.
Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor in Arts
The oeuvre of French-Canadian director Xavier Dolan undermines prevailing gender identities in contemporary QueÌbec and replaces standardized ideas about masculinity with alternative identities. Xavier Dolan destabilizes these traditional representations through a myriad of techniques such as cinematography, intertextuality, and diegesis. The thesis presents a comprehensive analysis of the following four films of Dolan in chronological order: J'ai tueÌ ma mere (2009), Les Amours imaginaires (2010), Laurence Anyways (2012), and Tom aÌ€ la ferme (2013). In order to create a richer understanding of these films, the thesis discusses the social, cultural, and political history of the homme queÌbecois." For example, in our analysis of J'ai tueÌ ma meÌ€re, special attention is given to the representation of the decolonized man in contemporary Quebec and how this representation came about. It also treats the representation of masculinity in mainstream, Canadian cinema. In his films, Dolan challenges the gendered gaze of the spectator, forcing him/her to contemplate society's homogenous representation of masculinity"-- English abstract provided separately by author.
BodoII, Andrew R., "RepreÌsentations de la masculiniteÌ dans l'Å“uvre de Xavier Dolan." (2015). Drew Theses and Dissertations. 61.