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“A Good Woman is Hard to Find”: The Monstrous, the Grotesque, the Feminine in Woon-young Chun`s Needle

“A Good Woman is Hard to Find”: The Monstrous, the Grotesque, the Feminine in Woon-young Chun`s Needle

정혜연 ( Hye Yurn Chung )

- 발행기관 : 한국영미문학페미니즘학회

- 발행년도 : 2014

- 간행물 : 영미문학페미니즘, 22권 1호

- 페이지 : pp.43-64 ( 총 22 페이지 )


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구매 전에 간행물명, 페이지 수 확인 부탁 드립니다.

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논문제목
초록(외국어)
This essay examines Korean female writer Woon-youngChun`s short story collection Needle (2001), in which Chunpredominantly figures the female body as one that is riddled with monstrosity. Chun`s tribe of monstrous women also demonstrates astreak of violence and aggression; their freakish appetites for meat and for sex are also chilling common denominators. Chun`s depiction of her female characters easily piques the interest of those who are invested in exploring the literary representation of female bodies. Chun, in her emphasis of monstrous women, seemingly veers away from a feminist discourse aiming to destabilize a gender-biased view of femininity as a “handicap,” an inferior version of masculinity. Rather than elaborate on the transgressive potential inherent in the monstrosity of her heroines, Chun presents us with an alternative: the vegetarian woman whose hyper femininity begets a kind of reconciliation between the two genders. While I do not deny the possibility that Chun aims to deconstruct the conventional definition of monstrosity and to critique it as a state of female marginality in contemporary Korean society, I submit that Chun`s portrayal of deformed and grotesque women in Needle begs further investigation. Even though there may be some empowering aspects to figuring the female body as that of an aggressive monster, this essay examine show such representation may reinforce the subaltern status of women in contemporary Korean society.

논문정보
  • - 주제 : 어문학분야 > 영문학
  • - 발행기관 : 한국영미문학페미니즘학회
  • - 간행물 : 영미문학페미니즘, 22권 1호
  • - 발행년도 : 2014
  • - 페이지 : pp.43-64 ( 총 22 페이지 )
  • - UCI(KEPA) : I410-ECN-0102-2015-800-000488129
저널정보
  • - 주제 : 어문학분야 > 영문학
  • - 성격 : 학술지
  • - 간기 : 연3회
  • - 국내 등재 : KCI 등재
  • - 해외 등재 : -
  • - ISSN : 1226-9689
  • - 수록범위 : 1995–2020
  • - 수록 논문수 : 491