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標題: Subversiveness in Beatrix Potter's Picture Books: Mischievous Children, Rebellious Women, and Atypical Tales
作者: Hsin-Chun Huang
關鍵字: 碧雅翠絲‧波特
Beatrix Potter
Victorian women
fairy tales
childhood study
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摘要: This thesis begins with my exploration of the subversiveness in Beatrix Potter's tales. Literature reviews show that most scholars previously tend to criticize Potter's works in the aspects of autobiography, feminism, and ecocriticism. Nevertheless, critics seldom focus on Potter's subversive characters, especially on spaces left out for the powerless to process a short moment of freedom. This thesis is going to analyze The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, The Tale of Mr. Tod, The Tale of the Roly-Poly Pudding, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, and The Tale of Ginger and Pickles one by one, in which the mischievous children and rebellious women portrayed by Potter reveal the subversive elements under the atypical tales. In introduction, I first sketch Potter's lifetime, then generalize the phases of the studies on her works, and finally briefly introduce the theory referred and the thesis structure. In Chapter 1, I concentrate the theme on the mischievous children in the domestic place. Applying James, Jenks, and Prout's childhood studies which reveal the imbalance of child-adult relationship, I start from The Tale of Peter Rabbit to discuss the measures the little characters take. In Chapter 2, I focus on the rebellious women and refer to de Certeau's idea on tactics which demonstrate how the comparatively powerless characters, Victorian women under the patriarchal society for example, seize the chance to subvert within the rule of power owner. In Chapter 3, I summarize the phenomenon above and try to interpret the atypical style of Potter's tales. Under the traditional frame of fairy tale, by slightly adjusting the imaginary elements, Potter seemingly intends to leave implicit messages to her readers. Generally speaking, through the research on the subversiveness in Potter's picture books, this thesis attempts to interpret the texts and provide for readers with different angles to read her tales of century-long popularity with their lasting charm.
本文緣起自筆者對於碧雅翠絲‧波特童話集當中顛覆性的探索。經文獻回顧得知,歷年來學者多以自傳文學、女性主義及生態論述之角度檢視該作品,卻鮮少聚焦於波特女士筆下的顛覆性角色,特別是弱者在轉圜空間中,得以擁有的片刻自由。此論文依序分析《小兔彼得的故事》、《小兔班傑明的故事》、《傅家小兔們的故事》、《陶先生的故事》、《貓布丁的故事》、《兩隻壞老鼠的故事》與《金傑和皮克的故事》等七本非典型童話裡,波特女士刻畫的頑皮兒童以及叛逆女性,所呈現的顛覆性質(subversiveness)。 序文首先簡介波特女士的生平,接著概述其作品在各階段的學術探討,最後介紹本文引用之理論概念及論文結構。第一章主題環繞處於居家空間中的頑皮兒童,藉由詹姆士、詹克斯及普勞特(James, Jenks, and Prout's)的童年研究,顯示成人-兒童間不均之權力關係,論文從《小兔彼得的故事》出發,探討小角色們的因應對策。第二章聚焦叛逆女性角色,並引用德‧塞托(de Certeau)的戰術觀點,呈現權力關係中的相對弱者,如維多利亞時代父權社會中的女性,如何在統治者既定的原則內,抓住反守為攻的機會。第三章試詮釋波特女士作品之非典型童話風格,作者如何在傳統的童話故事框架底下,利用微調幻想元素,向讀者隱晦地傳達顛覆傳統的訊息。總的來說,透過研究波特女士圖畫書中之顛覆性,本文欲分析作者在其繪本圖文中,可能蘊藏的弦外之音,並提供讀者以不同面向,閱讀這走過世紀仍歷久彌新的童話集。
其他識別: U0005-0202201517244300
文章公開時間: 2016-02-04
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