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標題:Narrative, Identity, and History in Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!
學年102
學期2
發表日期2014/05/29
作品名稱Narrative, Identity, and History in Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!
作品名稱(其他語言)
著者游錫熙
作品所屬單位淡江大學英文學系
出版者淡江大學外國語文學院
會議名稱2014年兩岸外語教學研討會
會議地點新北市, 台灣
摘要This paper proposes to explore the involuted relationship between the narrative perspective and racial identity in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! (1936).
A highly experimental writer, Faulkner invents an amazing array of narrative techniques and strategies during his most prolific period (1929-1936), in which he published, among other things, his four masterpieces, The Sound and the Fury (1929), As I Lay Dying (1930), Light in August (1932), and Absalom, Absalom! (1936). In Light in August, Faulkner begins to tackle seriously the issue of racial identity and, more specifically, the issue of miscegenation. Miscegenation becomes the predominant thematic concern in his next novel, Absalom, Absalom! Thomas Sutpen’s dream of a dynasty based on the Southern plantation system is shattered when the vexing problem of miscegenation blows up in his face.
Although there are four narrators in the novel—Rosa Coldfield, Mr. Compson, Quentin, and Shreve, it is finally Quentin who assumes the full burden of piecing together a coherent story about the Sutpen myth. Nevertheless, in choosing a white, especially a guilty white, as the main narrator (the other three narrators are also whites, but they are not necessarily guilty whites), Faulkner creates a problem: the voice of the black or the mix-blood is still suppressed or silenced despite Quentin’s guilty conscience. The blacks become apparitions in the novel, but they do not vanish. Their conspicuous “absence” or “invisibility,” paradoxically, creates haunting presence for the whites. Drawing on recent research on whiteness studies, my paper attempts to examine this problem.
關鍵字William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!, narrative perspective, racial identity, miscegenation, whiteness studies
語言英文(美國)
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會議性質兩岸
校內研討會地點淡水校園
研討會時間20140529~20140530
通訊作者
國別中華民國
公開徵稿Y
出版型式紙本
出處2014年兩岸外語教學研討會
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