Imagining Law: Curated Narratives of Sexual Assault in The Ghomeshi Effect

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Creator: 

Jacklin, Sydney

Date: 

2018

Abstract: 

This project explores how myths of law are aesthetically animated. I unpack narratives of sexual violence, trauma, and social transformation presented in the verbatim theatre performance of The Ghomeshi Effect. I suggest that while the producers of the play claim that the verbatim methods authentically tell experiences of sexual violence, their representation of these narratives reproduce broader myths of law as an ordered system of truth. Stories of sexual violence in this performance are not authentic representations, but an aesthetic platform through which the power of law is animated.

Subject: 

Theater
Law
Philosophy

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Arts: 
M.A.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Legal Studies

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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