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"On the Opposite Edges of the World": Class, Nation, and Romantic Musings in Willa Cather`s My Antonia

"On the Opposite Edges of the World": Class, Nation, and Romantic Musings in Willa Cather`s My Antonia

( Min Jung Kim )

- 발행기관 : 미국소설학회

- 발행년도 : 2012

- 간행물 : 미국소설, 19권 3호

- 페이지 : pp.195-221 ( 총 27 페이지 )


학술발표대회집, 워크숍 자료집 중 1,2 페이지 논문은 ‘요약’만 제공되는 경우가 있으니,

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초록(외국어)
Followed by the initial spate of generous commentaries on the novel, a significant portion of critical insights on Willa Cather`s My Antonia since the mid 1980s has revolved around discussions of narrative voice and authority, storytelling, and gender, and thus the dynamic interplay of different social voices in the text. As Cather`s work is conveniently divided into five books, there is also the sense that it is about the narrator Jim Burden`s various stages in his life childhood in Nebraska, adolescence in the town of Black Hawk, life in college, adulthood, and temporary return to childhood community. Such book divisions encourage readers to perceive the first book of the novel, "The Shimerdas," as Jim`s shared past with the immigrant daughter Antonia, encouraging the understanding of the themes of the pull of memory and sentimental attachment to the vanished American prairie as central to Cather`s work. In this paper, rather than reading Jim`s romantic tendencies of contemplation and reflection as conditioned by his gender privilege as signaled by the proprietary title of the novel "My Antonia," I focus on the importance of Jim`s own perceptions of his classed and national identity as determining of his relationships to the immigrants. My goal here is not to make the inane argument that class, nation, and gender are somehow conveniently separable, but to illustrate how the novel charts Jim`s romantic inclinations as nurtured by his own recognition of his social and ethnic difference, thus the book being a powerful statement on the construction of identities as dependent on selective, at times violent appropriation of the trying experiences and differentiated individual realities.

논문정보
  • - 주제 : 어문학분야 > 영문학
  • - 발행기관 : 미국소설학회
  • - 간행물 : 미국소설, 19권 3호
  • - 발행년도 : 2012
  • - 페이지 : pp.195-221 ( 총 27 페이지 )
  • - UCI(KEPA) : I410-ECN-0102-2013-840-001985678
저널정보
  • - 주제 : 어문학분야 > 영문학
  • - 성격 : 학술지
  • - 간기 : 연3회
  • - 국내 등재 : KCI 등재
  • - 해외 등재 : -
  • - ISSN : 1738-5784
  • - 수록범위 : 1994–2022
  • - 수록 논문수 : 519