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Female Subjectivity and Feminine Writing in The Blind Assassin
|關鍵字:||女性主體;female subjectivity;陰性書寫;覺醒;父權體制;壓迫女性;feminine writing;awakening;patriarchy;the oppression of women||出版社:||外國語文學系所||引用:||Atwood, Margaret. The Blind Assassin: A novel. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2000. Print. Brazilai, Shuli. "If You Look Long Enough: Photography, Memory, and Mourning in The Blind Assassin." Ed. J. Brook Bouson. Margaret Atwood: The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake. London: Continuum, 2010. 104-123. Print. Bouson, J. Brooks. "A Commemoration of Wounds Endured and Resented: Margaret Atwood''s The Blind Assassin as Feminist Memoir." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. 44.3 (2003): 251-59. Project Muse. Web. 11 Nov. 2011. ---, ed. Margaret Atwood: The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake.London: Continuum, 2010. Print. Cixous, Hélène. "The Laugh of the Medusa." Ed. Kelly Oliver. French Feminism Reader. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000. 257-75. Print. Dvorak, Marta. "The Right Hand Writing and the Left Hand Erasing in Margaret Atwood''s The Blind Assassin." Commonwealth Essays and Studies 25.1 (2002): 59-68. Hill, Rebecca. "Interval, Sexual Difference: Luce Irigaray and Henri Bergson." Hypatia 23.1 (2008): 119-31. Project Muse. Web. 1 Oct. 2012 Irigaray, Luce. An Ethics of Sexual Difference. Trans. Carolyn Burke and Gillian C. Gill. New York: Cornell UP, 1998. Print. Michael, Magali Cornier. "Narrative Multiplicity and the Multi-layered Self in The Blind Assassin." Ed. J. Brooks Bouson. Margaret Atwood: The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake. London: Continuum, 2010. Print. Ricciardi, Cateria. "The Blind Assassin: Myth, History, and Narration." Ed. Branko Gorjap. Margaret Atwood: Essays on Her Works. Toronto: Guernica, 2008. 213-39. Print. Ridout, Alice. ''"Without Memory, There Can be No Revenge:" Iris Chase Griffen''s Textual Revenge in Margaret Atwood''s The Blind Assassin.'' Margaret Atwood Studies 2.2 (2008): 14-25. Web. 7 Nov. 2011. Strehle, Susan. Transnational Women''s Fiction. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.Print. Wilson, Sharon R. "Margaret Atwood and Popular Culture: The Blind Assassin and Other Novels." Journal of American & Comparative Cultures 25.3-4 (2002): 270-75. ---. "Blindness and Survival in Margaret Atwood''s Major Novels." Ed. Coral Ann Howells. The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood. Cambridge UP, 2006.Cambridge Collections Online. 15 Aug. 2012. Wisker, Gina. Margaret Atwood: An Introduction to Critical Views of her Fiction. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Print.||摘要:||
This thesis examines the relationship among writing, awakening, the subversion of patriarchy, and the reconstruction of female subjectivity in Margaret Atwood''s The Blind Assassin. By referring to Luce Irigaray''s ethics of sexual difference and Hélène Cixous'' theory of feminine writing, I intend to explore how the female characters in the novel become the victims of the oppression of women in patriarchy, what contributes to Iris'' progress from blindness to awakening, and what role writing plays in Iris'' subversion of gender hierarchy and her further construction of female subjectivity.
The thesis is divided into three chapters along with an introduction and a conclusion. The introduction briefly explains my research purposes, the main argument, and the structure of the thesis. Chapter One focuses on the oppression of women in patriarchy. The oppressed female characters in the novel conform to the metaphor of mute sacrificial virgin in the novella. Therefore, in the first chapter, I first analyze the problematic formation of patriarchy by referring to Irigaray''s ethics of sexual difference. Moreover, I will discuss the status of women in patriarchy as the tongue-cut victims of oppression and the continuous female sacrifices in the novel. Chapter Two aims to examine Iris'' blindness and passiveness to the oppression of woman and to explore the reasons for Iris'' progress from blindness to awakening. Chapter Three concentrates on the discussion of Iris'' writing. More specifically, with reference to Hélène Cixous'' theory of feminine writing, this chapter argues that Iris'' writings are feminine that bring her power to subvert patriarchy, repent her previous blindness, and reconstruct her female subjectivity. The conclusion integrates all these ideas to answer the research questions and to figure out the relationship among Iris'' writing, awakening, the subversion of patriarchal system, and the reconstruction of Iris'' female subjectivity.
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