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Selfless Desires: Sacrificial and Self-Fulfilling Service to Others in Casablanca (1942), the Bells of St. Mary's (1945), and the Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

Maureen Sabine

in Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251650
eISBN:
9780823253043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251650.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 1 interrogates the traditional view of nuns as paragons of agape which opens The Bells of St. Mary's. “In the eyes of the world very few even take notice of us, but earthly honors and rewards ... More


Conclusion: Suspect Desires: The End of a Religious Illusion in Doubt (2008)?

Maureen Sabine

in Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251650
eISBN:
9780823253043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251650.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The book closes with a study of Doubt and views this film as a somber retelling of The Bells of St. Mary's in its representation of a gender power struggle between a nun and priest, played out in a ... More


Epilogue: Solving a Problem Like Maria: Imagining Sisters from Maria Monk to Nunsense

Cassandra L. Yacovazzi

in Escaped Nuns: True Womanhood and the Campaign Against Convents in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190881009
eISBN:
9780190881030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881009.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Religion and Society

Nuns in popular media today are a staple of kitsch culture, evident in the common appearance of bobble-head nuns, nun costumes, and nun caricatures on TV, movies, and the stage. Nun stereotypes ... More


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