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writing into a screenplay. Kurys seized on the idea with enthusiasm and submitted her original screenplay, entitled T’occupe pas du chapeau de la gamine (Never Mind the Girl’s Hat) , to the Centre National du Cinéma (CNC) in the hope of obtaining an avance sur recettes (an advance on box office receipts). In the process she was required to name the director, and since she had not thought about who might direct the film, she

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catechist, Maung Kin, was dismissed in 1897 for writing letters enticing a female teacher into sin. 1 In 1904 another catechist ‘returned to Buddha’ and a promising young man fell ‘into deadly sin’. In the same year a young teacher stole money from her school. 2 In 1916 the oldest catechist fell after ‘months of hypocritical life’, and a charming Burmese Wesleyan girl in Kyaukse was seduced by a rascally Englishman ‘who picks up his living at the racecourse’. 3 Initially, local Buddhist pongyis looked on benignly when

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not only farmed babies, but killed them: she confronts Allistair with the truth, and when Mrs Allistair sees she will not be bullied into silence any longer, she pushes Viviane down the stairs and leaves her for dead. However, Viviane is saved by one of the other girls, returning early from an evening outing; she survives, a nurse caring for her hears her story and in the last minutes of the film Mrs

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redefine generic boundaries when confronted by alterity; and they are developing precisely because of the communal need for constant redefinition. It is at least curious, then, that Lethem’s fourth novel Girl in Landscape (1998a), while signalling a sincere and deepening engagement with the idea of community-formation, as well as introducing the author’s first explicit fictional foray into his

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poetic, and permitted the spectator total freedom of expression. 6 As with This Sporting Life , Marcorelles (albeit heavily prompted by the director himself) was one of the few who understood what Anderson had attempted in his new short feature – the straddling of the two conventions. The White Bus This short film is based on a story by Shelagh Delaney. At its core is the idea of a Girl returning from

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Pre-British India possessed vibrant, diverse and sometimes contested and exclusive female learning spaces for women that had evolved in culturally sympathetic ways over many centuries. In the Vedic age, but before 1,000 BCE , both girls and boys underwent upanayana (religious initiation), which entitled them to study Vedic texts. For elites in pre-Mughal times, in the early medieval period

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’s theory of the development of sexuality 34 In ‘Female Sexuality’, first published in 1931, Freud argues that boys and girls develop along the same lines until their third year. Not content with this account, Freud returned to the issue of female sexuality two years later. In his ‘Lecture 33 on Femininity’ he explains that it is with the Oedipus complex that the ways of the boy and the girl diverge. It becomes clear, Freud maintains, that the development of a little girl into a normal woman is ‘more difficult and more complicated’ than the development of a little boy

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interest historically in that it was made by Russian exiles who fled to France following the Russian Revolution. The second is The Wind (1927), directed by Victor Sjöström who came from Sweden to Hollywood in 1923, 1 and the third, Diary of a Lost Girl (Tagebuch einer Verlorenen , 1929), was directed in Germany by G. W. Pabst. Sound came late to continental Europe; whereas American sound film production got under way early in

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