Date of Award

1-1-1999

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts(Media Studies)

Faculty

Faculty of Communications, Health and Science

First Advisor

Dr. Alan McKee

Abstract

The X-Files is a television program that first screened on Australian television in 1993. This thesis will investigate the role of The X-Files as a cultural text. The X-Files is a significant program, and has contributed to a shift in the way in which television texts represent ideas about society, knowledge and truth. This thesis argues that The X-Files presents ‘knowledge’ in particular ways, and makes it possible to think about the relationship between the body, knowledge, and society in ways which have not previously been so visible.

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