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|標題:||Transgressive Fictions: Body, Self, and Power in Chuck Palahniuk's Choke and Invisible Monsters
|關鍵字:||身體;主體;權力;body;self;power||引用:||Butler, Judith. Gender trouble. New York: Routledge, 2007. Print. ---. Undoing Gender. New York: Routledge, 2004. Print. Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. New York: Vintage Books, 1995. Print. ---. History of Madness. New York: Routledge, 2009. Print. ---. The History of Sexuality. New York: Random House, 1990. Print. ---. Language, Counter-Memory, Practice: Selected Essays and Interviews. New York: Cornell UP, 1977. Print. ---. Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. London: Tavistock, 1967. Print. ---. The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences. New York: Vintage Books, 1973. Print. ---. Psychiatric Power. New York: Picador, 2006. Print. Heyes, Cressida J. Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalized Bodies. New York: Oxford University, 2007. Print. Irvine, Janice M. 'Reinventing Perversion: Sex Addiction and Cultural Anxieties.' Journal of the History of Sexuality 5.3 (1995): 429-50. Print. Klinkowitz, Herome. 'Fiction: The 1960s to the Present.' American Literary Scholarship. (2011): 331-61. Matthews, Graham. Ethics and Desire in the Wake of Postmodernism: Contemporary Satire. London: Continuum, 2012. Print. McWhorter, Ladelle. 'Culture or Nature? The Function of the Term 'Body' in the Work of Michel Foucault.' The Journal of Philosophy. 86.4 (1989):608-614. print. Mendieta, Eduardo. 'Surviving American Culture: On Chuck Palahniuk.' Philosophy and Literature. 29.2 (2005): 394-408. Print. Miller, James. The Passion of Michel Foucault. New York: Anchor, 1994. Print. Mookerjee, Robin. Transgressive Fiction: The New Satiric Tradition. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Print. Mulvey, Laura. 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.' Screen. 16.3 (1975): 6-18. Print. O'Donnell, Patrick. The American Novel Now: Reading Contemporary American Fiction Since 1980. Oxford: Blackwell, 2010. Print. Palahniuk, Chuck. Choke. New York: Anchor Books, 2002. Print. ---. Invisible Monsters. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1999. Print. Silverblatt, Michael. 'Shock Appeal: Who Are These Writers, and Why Do They Want to Hurt Us? : The New Fiction of Transgression.' Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, 1 August, 1993. Web. 1 May 2015. Soukhanov, Anne H, ed. 'The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition.' The Atlantic Monthly. The Atlantic Monthly, December, 1996. Web. 15 March 2015. Thompson, Kevin. Ed, Lawlor, Leonard. Nale, John. The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon. New York: Cambridge UP, 2014. Print. Wittig, Monique. 'One Is Not Born a Woman.' The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. New York: Routledge, 1993. Print.||摘要:||
Chuck Palahniuk's novel is always famous for its notorious extreme experiment on body. He usually offers readers various of peculiar body image in his novels. Most of the issues in them are about sex and violence. Thus, some people criticize that his motive to focus on these sensational material is but for the market. However, after reading his books closely, I find that he does not do it for pleasing his readers. Actually, behind these curious stories, he often explores and exposes seriously how to detect the function of the system. In this thesis, I choose two of Palahniuk's novels: Choke and Invisible Monsters. Both of these two intend to criticize the heteronormative hegemony. Choke focuses on the created disease, 'sex addiction', which is the production of the binary language system for maintaining the stability of the hegemony. Power before usually functioned in an obvious way; however, it usually function in the guise of all kinds of discourse in modern society. Pretending as the truth, it is popularized through institution of authority which proliferates it as 'knowledge about body'. Such discourse will be internalized as mechanism, controlling people's mind first. Then, they will start to police themselves. Therefore, although everyone in this novel seems free, both their body and mind are confined by that mechanism. No matter one is in the care center of in the outside world, he or she is a prisoner. As for Invisible Monsters, Palahniuk points out that technology, especially the surgery of sexual Reassignment, becomes more and more advanced today, and it brings much change to the perception of sex and gender. In this novel, Palahniuk questions the motive to categorize sex and if technology really brings us the autonomy of our subjectivity. Or, it is just another trap of binary structure. By creating the characters whose sex and gender are hardly to tell, Palahniuk is finding the answers to these concerns.
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