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Feminist Stidies in English Literature


  • - 주제 : 어문학분야 > 영문학
  • - 성격 : 학술지
  • - 간기: 연3회
  • - 국내 등재 : KCI 등재
  • - 해외 등재 : -
  • - ISSN : 1226-9689
  • - 간행물명 변경 사항 :
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수록 범위 : 22권 3호 (2014)

Failing Face of a Nation: The Anxiety of Miscegenation in Ann Petry`s The Narrows

( Yoon Young Choi )
6,800
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Racial intermixture and its repression have been one of the most important formative issues in the history of the United States. Unlike the basic idea of racial intermixture, which exists as a historical reality, the term “miscegenation” describes a fantastical or fictional realm of racial anxiety and paranoia in American society. Set in this third wave of racial progressivism, Ann Petry`s The Narrows overtly picks up on the theme of “miscegenation” anxiety. In this imagined dystopia, which in fact, inverts the terms of historical reality, the national fabric of the United States is threatened by black men`s allegedly insatiable sexual desire for white women. This essay examines the relationship between racial stereotypes and the over-determination of plot and character in The Narrows. By rewriting the culturally cliched and socially scripted narrative of interracial sexual politics, The Narrows insists upon a historicized accounting for contemporary race politics and reconvenes the theme of miscegenation from the terrain of the imagination, or fantasy, to the terrain of political representation.
6,600
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This paper examines Jessica Hagedorn`s postmodern novel Dogeaters as a possible mode of critical engagement with the unavoidable reality of postmodernity. The text`s postmodern literary techniques reflect the cultural conditions of its own production, while the narrative addresses the questions of (neo)colonial history and subjectivity in our contemporary world of accelerated border-crossings. Hagedorn employs the strategy of disidentification as a means to reconceptualize the modern subject as the transnational intersubject, co-formed through the dialectics across global capitalist space and neocolonial time. The text, woven with characteristically postmodern literary devices, opens up the very contradictory space of postmodernism itself. As a self-reflexive mimicry of the postmodern conditions of production, it brings to the fore the conflict between the mimicked images of the First World and realities of the Third World.
6,500
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The centrality of the family and of the house as the space of domesticity in the Anglo-American bourgeois patriarchy has led to the proliferation of the haunted house narrative in various media. American Horror Story: The Murder House, a highly popular horror television series broadcast on FX in 2011, is one of the most successful examples among contemporary texts. Its success is partly due to the narrative specificity of the television series, which is characterized by the excess and repetition. This article argues that American Horror Story fully utilizes these characteristics to subvert the conventions of the traditional haunted house narratives, where a family experiences the transformation of their ideal home to a place of nightmare. Through the narrative where a significant number of characters in different generations are repeatedly destroyed by their own or others` desires to establish or maintain an ideal home and family, American Horror Story critiques the destructiveness of the patriarchal family ideology and dismantles the culturally assumed belief in the heteronormative family as the foundation of safety and individual happiness.

The Two Emmas: Female Education as Return on Capital and as Source of Income

( Fang Li )
6,700
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Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte shared a century, a homeland, and even some of the same characters, and both authors attempted manuscripts, both titled Emma, concerned with female education (though Bronte`s death prevented her from writing more than two chapters). In this paper, however, I suggest that far more divides the books than joins them. I discuss what Thomas Piketty`s categories of “r” (return on capital) and “g” (growth from earned income) mean for female education. For Austen, female education is mostly a luxury consumer good known as “accomplishments”; for Bronte, it is a future source of income. Such economic differences condition the novelistic worlds that they can realistically create. The two Emmas turn out to represent two different moments of development. The first Emma presents a realism of externally determined types and diminutive and often comic details. The second Emma presents a realism of isolated and frequently damned individuals, in which a social phenomenon is isolated and contrasted with all others of its type. Like marriages, these novels are made by women, but not just as they choose.

The Poetic Ordeal:Figuring Experience in Angela Carter`s The Passion of New Eve

( Severino Jervis Emilie )
7,000
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This paper undertakes a critical analysis of Angela Carter`s The Passion of New Eve (1977). It focuses on the textual representations of sexed experience and connects this with the narrative form of the novel. Carter`s novel produces a textuality of experience in articulation with sexual and subjective transformation. Teresa de Lauretis`s concept of experience provides ways into an understanding of the transformations that take place in Carter`s novel. I also use de Lauretis`s concept of a critical "elsewhere" to inform the question of experience as it emerges in Carter`s text. I suggest that experience is creative and destructive, shaping the layered perspectives of the narrative. Carter writes towards the possibility of other sorts of relations and difference-sexual, perspectival, and subjective?and she takes the reader along to experience an opening of conclusions.
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