Implicit religion in Canadian film: a new frontier

Yungblut, Christopher (2009) Implicit religion in Canadian film: a new frontier. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The present work examines the presence of religious themes in Canadian film, and attempts to relate these themes on a broad level to issues of Canadian identity. As a specific field of research, "Religion in Canadian Film" has not yet been introduced into academic departments; the intent here is to provide an initial justification for further study in the area, and for the establishment of a scholarly sub-discipline within departments of Religious Studies. Toward these goals, the thesis begins by placing this new subject within the context of existing studies on implicit religion, religion and popular culture, and religion in film. The primary question of Canadian religious identity in our national cinema will ultimately draw on links to Canadian literature and history. It is also argued here that this religious identity as portrayed in Canadian film focuses on the notions of family and community relations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8786
Item ID: 8786
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 191-211)
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Religious Studies
Date: 2009
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Motion pictures--Canada; National characteristics, Canadian, in motion pictures; Religion in motion pictures

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