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“So You Want to be an Author”: The Yellow Brick Road of Translation, Adaptation, and Translated PlagiarismDownload
During the Soviet era, the practice of retelling foreign fiction was relatively common. In 1939, translator Alexander M. Volkov, took the liberty of retelling a well-known Western tale. To be more precise, Volkov changed the title and the names of the characters, omitted and added some chapters,...
“Putting Fear and Prejudice on Trial”: New Narratives for Queer Documentary Theatre in Dustin Lance Black’s 8Download
This thesis explores contemporary documentary theatre within the context of queer studies. While there are many plays that fall into the category of queer documentary theatre including The Laramie Project, Another American, and Execution of Justice, this research examines Dustin Lance Black’s new...
“Not Everything was Good, but Many Things were Better”: East German Everyday Life, Material Culture, and the MuseumDownload
This dissertation draws on the rich context of contemporary Germany for interrogating divisive public debates on Germany’s socialist past. Grounded in the analysis of specific places and objects, particularly those relating to museums, it investigates simultaneously three distinct but also...
“More People Are Dying”: An Ethnographic Analysis of the Effects of Neighbourhood Revitalization on the Lives of Criminally Involved MenDownload
This dissertation interrogates how residents of a Canadian ‘ghetto’—Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood—navigate the fears and dangers of residing in one of Canada’s most disadvantaged areas during a period of mass neighbourhood change. Based on 156 interviews and over 10 months of ethnographic...
“More German than the Germans:” A linguistic examination of representation and identity in two German-Canadian communitiesDownload
This thesis is a linguistic examination of the construction of German-Canadian identity in two urban Canadian communities: Edmonton, Alberta and Waterloo, Ontario. Combining the complementary frameworks of van Dijk’s (1995) Discourse Analysis as Ideology Analysis and Carbaugh’s (2007) Cultural...
Youth bullying is a global epidemic that has garnered recent interest among researchers (Dukes, Stein, & Zane, 2009; Espelage & Swearer, 2003; Murray-Harvey, Slee & Taki, 2010). Research (e.g., Carlyle & Steinman, 2007; Lemstra, Rogers, Redgate, Garner, & Moraros, 2011) suggests that Aboriginal...
“Lost, Unhappy and at Home”: René Girard's Theory of Mimetic Desire, Religious Violence and Apocalyptic Vision Applied to the Poetry of Seamus HeaneyDownload
The relationship between religion and violence in our modern world is problematic. In the post-Christian West, religion has been privatized and personalized as what scholars like René Girard call secular modernity emerged. The legitimate use of violence in the West has been restricted to the...
“I’ve never been in a program after school”: a participatory action research approach to sports-based ‘critical hours’ programsDownload
Accessible extracurricular programs have the potential to increase levels of physical activity after school (Weschsler et al., 2000). Using Participatory Action Research (PAR) the purpose of this study was to develop, implement, and evaluate a ‘critical hours’ sports-based program for students...
In recent years there has been a burgeoning literature in the area of domestic abuse and motherhood/mothering. However, there is surprisingly little overlap between these two literatures. Both do not specifically consider abused women’s subjective mothering experiences, and do not critically...
“It’s hard when people try and get their kids away from Cole”: Stories of (in)dignity from a family experiencing autismDownload
Dignity encompasses feelings of self-respect and worth (Nordenfelt, 2004). These feelings can be shattered by the cruel acts of others, resulting in humiliation or embarrassment (Johnston, Goodwin, & Leo, 2015). It has been argued that children with autism experience increased rates of indignity...