JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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English ladies to liberators? How Pirates of the Caribbean and Alice in Wonderland mobilize aristocratic white femininity

 

Kendra Marston

Kendra Marston received her MA in Film Studies from Victoria University of Wellington in 2010, her thesis exploring how female adolescent characters in the teen makeover film embody the ideological tensions of the postfeminist era. She currently contracts as a media researcher while working as a tutor at Victoria. Kendra greatly welcomes comments and feedback on her writing and can be reached at kendra.marston@yahoo.co.nz

She would like to dedicate this essay to the memory of her aunty Deirdre McAnulty, whose warmth, generosity and encouragement is very much missed.