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한국제임스조이스학회 The James Joyce Society of Korea

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국문제목 행위적 실재론으로 본 울프의 포스트휴머니즘 미학: 『파도』와 『올랜도』
영문제목 Woolf’s Posthuman Aesthetics Based on Barad’s Agential Realism: The Waves and Orlando
저자 박신현
출처 제26권 1호(2020년 6월) 53-96
26권
1호
발행년 2020년 6월
논문자료 [첨부파일 다운받기] 3. 박신현.pdf

This study aims to examine posthuman aesthetics in Virginia Woolf’s novels, The Waves and Orlando, based on agential realism which is a posthumanist performative account proposed by new materialism feminist Karen Barad. The lives of Bernard and Orlando in these novels personify the ontology of agential realism. Woolf presents new kinds of bodily aesthetics emerging from relational ontology and ontological inseparability such as the body of viscous porosity, and of brittlestar constantly changing its bodily boundaries through intra-acting with the environment. The Waves and Orlando are abundant with aesthetics of phenomena, of diffraction, and of entanglements, in all of which human and nonhuman agencies are inseparably entangled and dynamically intra-acting. Woolf makes persons, things, and events emerge only as phenomena, not distinct entities. As Bernard in The Waves says he is made and remade continually, human subjects and human bodies are iteratively reconfigured through the material-discursive practices. Orlando’s gender-changing, four-century-long life dramatizes the idea that subject, temporality and spatiality are intra-actively produced. This embodies Woolf’s optimistic posthuman vision in accord with Barad’s belief that humans are part of the world in its open-ended becoming, the future is radically open, and the past and the future are iteratively reconfigured through one another. 

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이전글 her figure defined by light”: An Analysis of Light and Music in James Joyce’s “Araby” andDennis Courtney’s Araby
다음글 윌리엄 트레버의 『사랑과 여름』에 나타난 역사와 화해의 문제