글로버메뉴 바로가기 본문 바로가기 하단메뉴 바로가기

논문검색은 역시 페이퍼서치

영미문학페미니즘검색

Feminist Stidies in English Literature


  • - 주제 : 어문학분야 > 영문학
  • - 성격 : 학술지
  • - 간기: 연3회
  • - 국내 등재 : KCI 등재
  • - 해외 등재 : -
  • - ISSN : 1226-9689
  • - 간행물명 변경 사항 :
논문제목
수록 범위 : 15권 1호 (2007)
6,500
초록보기
Maria Edgeworth`s The Absentee features one specific scene in which the heroine, Grace Nugent, asserts that she is "not a partisan, but a friend" of Ireland. I argue that this specific phrase is the novel`s main theme. As such, I explore the ways in which ``being a friend`` may differ from ``being a partisan`` of a certain country, and who may be qualified to be ``a friend`` to Ireland and why. Edgeworth suggests that anybody with a genuine affection for Ireland can be a friend of the country regardless of his or her national identity and religious background. A member of the Anglo-Irish Protestant Ascendancy with an extremely ambivalent subject position in relation to the Catholic populace of Ireland, Edgeworth defines affiliation to a country as based not on national identity but on a socio-cultural foundation, thereby advocating the desperately needed legitimacy of her own class. Edgeworth deliberately obfuscates her heroine Grace Nugent`s national identity, and demonstrates what she means by a ``friend`` to Ireland by constructing Nugent as an exemplary mistress of the Colambre estate both through her benevolent affection for the Irish people and her inner qualities as an ideal domestic woman.

사랑과 교육의 갈림길 : 『단순한 이야기』에 나타난 남성의 이중 역할

박하정 ( Ha Jeong Park )
6,400
초록보기
A Simple Story`s peculiar portrayal of two generations of women, mother and daughter, has invited many attempts to locate a link between the two narratives. Focusing on the male figure of authority upon whom the two stories hinge together, this paper examines how the novel reveals as problematic the combination of moral instruction with heterosexual love in the conventional courtship plot that assigns the male lover the role of the reformer of the heroine. This paper begins by showing how conventional expectations of gender naturalize the male as a figure of superior wisdom while situating the heroine as an object of reform. The male hero in this novel is portrayed as an authority figure who is inadequate both as reformer and lover due to his susceptibility to excessive emotions and his despotic assumption of authority. The paper then examines how complications arise when the male figure takes on the dual roles of guardian and lover to the heroine and why their romantic and marital relationships are doomed to fail. The two parts of the story are connected when the vindictive father associates the daughter with the mother`s sin and thus compromises his relationship with his daughter. Ultimately, the two narratives, taken together, can be read as a critique of a patriarchal paradigm that reproduces rigid notions of hierarchical gender relations.
6,500
초록보기
This essay challenges and deconstructs the feminization of deviant materialistic desire, an important preoccupation of late nineteenth-century American naturalism. Turn-of-the-century American culture expressed great anxiety over changing gender roles and expanding consumerism through its critical and frequently negative stance toward the figure of the New Woman, whose role as a consumer in the burgeoning consumerist society was being increasingly foregrounded. This anxiety often found expression through the representation of female characters in naturalist fiction, who, in their deviation from the traditional feminine role within the domestic sphere, were demonized for their obsessive materialism or pathological consumerism. The cultural preoccupation with the figure of the excessive female consumer requires particular critical attention because femininity`s discursive association with materialistic desire functions as a central rhetorical tool in many turn-of-the-century literary works as well as in critical discourses, consolidating the problematic notion of femininity in modern society as representing the pathology of desire itself. Focusing on Frank Norris`s McTeague and Theodore Dreiser`s Sister Carrie, I flesh out the rhetorical strategies of these naturalist narratives, which invest excessive materialistic desire in femininity, to examine how these narratives are characterized by internal contradictions in their definitions of femininity and desire. These internal contradictions are significant because they reveal that these male-authored naturalistic texts rely upon a strategic deployment of a problematic femininity in order to establish their discursive authority.

『여우소녀』에 나타난 또 하나의 디아스포라와 여성의 몸

이소희 ( So Hee Lee )
6,600
초록보기
This paper explores how Nora Okja Keller represents the alternative diaspora and female body in her second novel, Fox Girl, focusing on the tragedy and inhumanity of "kijich`on" prostitution, as one of the consequences of US military presence in Korea after the Korean War. The paper pays particular attention to the fates of Amerasian teenaged girls and shows how Duk Hee, a former Korean comfort woman, and her two daughters, Hyun Jin and Sookie represent their female bodies as a commodity in the capitalist society, positioning themselves as the alternative diaspora cast out from the Korean culture, even within the Korean peninsula. Based on Stuart Hall`s arguments on cultural identity and diaspora, Hyun Jin and Sookie challenge the contemporary concept of diasporic identity, not as an already accomplished fact but as a production in process, always constituted within representation, paralleled with their various transformations like a fox girl. Keller`s writing style illustrates how a feminist writer could call up the empathy and the insight from the readers who have no personal acquaintance with or understanding of the "kijich`on" prostitutes.
6,200
초록보기
The image of the "reading woman" as cultural consumer haunts the romantic imagination. The recurrent image of women as consumers in Romantic poetry is partially due to male poets` preoccupation with audience in an increasingly feminized literary market. The sympathetic female auditor of the conversation poem serves to mitigate the male poets` fears about the reception of their poetry. At the same time, unruly, disruptive images of women illuminate male anxiety about poetic reception. In Coleridge`s "The Nightingale," the poet`s attempt to establish a poetic community is frustrated by the figure of the "gentle maid." The nightingales` song becomes "choral minstrelsy," indicating the fetishization of poetic identities in the contemporary literary market. To overcome this crisis, Coleridge defines his poem as a "father`s tale," designating his son as the ultimate recipient of his poetry. Instead of the figure of the reading woman, Coleridge opts for the figure of the artistic heir as the idealized audience for his poetry. Wordsworth`s "To Joanna" shows how the poet`s fear of a feminine audience is translated in his dealings with the female character who threatens to subvert his authority. When Joanna`s laughter abruptly shatters the poet`s lofty, sublime vision of nature, Wordsworth feels the woman`s laugh is powerful enough to evoke echoes from all nature. The rest of the poem is an effort on the poet`s part to escape the influence of the feminine and establish his cultural authority. First by reducing Joanna to a woman in need of masculine protection, by designating her as a problematic other to be governed by the male community, and ultimately by inscribing her identity upon the natural scene, Wordsworth seeks to reclaim an authoritative poetic voice.

『콜드 마운틴』에 나타난 "자급적 서발턴 여성의 관점"

태혜숙 ( Hea Sook Tae )
6,100
초록보기
This paper argues for the importance of subsistence as the basic value underlying what I call ``the subsistent subaltern women`s perspective`` in Cold Mountain (1997). Maria Mies argues that the production and sustaining of life must be a feminist objective to counter the capitalist patriarchal colonization of nature, women, and other races, while Gayatri Spivak conceptualizes women as subalterns constituted around the sex-class-race axis. This reading of the subsistent subaltern women`s perspective attempts to combine Mies` ecofeminist stance with Spivak`s theoretical definition of the subaltern. Among the diverse subaltern groups in the South during the Civil War era, white subaltern women such as Ada, Ruby, Goat-Woman, and Sarah are especially foregrounded in Cold Mountain. They are rooted in the Earth and produce food and sustain life, coexisting with other people and all nature. Their knowledge and strength is cultivated through everyday contact with small living things, which empowers them to fight against the predatory capitalist patriarchal attack on subsistence. This valuation of subsistence as a crucial element in overcoming the binary system of canon/counter-canon from a feminist point of view deserves serious critical attention.
키워드보기
초록보기
1