Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Dr. Joel Peckham, Committee Chairperson
Dr. Rachael Peckham
Professor Nicole Lawrence
The following paper seeks to investigate 1950 pin-up and fetish model, Bettie Page. John Berger’s text, Ways of Seeing, Laura Mulvey’s essay “Visual Pleasures and Narrative Cinema,” and director Jill Soloway’s speech, “The Female Gaze” are all used to provide insight into the complicated role of Page’s identity performance in photographs and films. A collection of poetry that explicitly addresses Page’s sexuality and her impact on feminism, and a confessional essay which details the author’s own sexuality is included.
Bawdy poetry, American.
Woods, Bethany, "Bettie Looks Back: Gaze, Autonomy, and Power in Pin-Up" (2019). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1230.
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