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국문제목 회절과 얽힘의 텔레커뮤니케이션: 버지니아 울프의 『막간』
영문제목 Telecommunications Diffracted and Entangled in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts
저자 박신현
출처 55-92
27권
1호
발행년 2021년 6월
논문자료 [첨부파일 다운받기] 3. 박신현.pdf

Drawing on Karen Barad’s notions of diffraction and entanglement, this paper aims to explore how the characters in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts (1941) communicate information and live a daily life in diffractive ways, making the real world come into being through relationality, which is consonant with Barad’s suggestion that we should shift our thinking from reflection and mimetic representation to a diffractive methodology. As the Victorian had already created the telegraph as global communications network deemed the Victorian Internet, Between the Acts describes the world in which many telecommunication technologies including telephone and radio as well as telegraph allow people to actively communicate with each other, though spatially separated. In particular, this novel focuses on the dynamic process of transmitting information and the complexity of communicating via medium. Woolf displays how diffractively and contingently the meaning is produced by the active interplay of various agents including human and nonhuman, Nature and machines, and matter and discourse, while a message sent by a transmitter is transferring to a receiver. Woolf, aware that technological apparatuses are not neutral but ideological, emphasizes the responsibility and ethics of the operator who uses the media. All beings such as idiot, wind, animal, tree, and gramophone in this novel, constantly interfere and participate in creating the meaning in diffractive ways, which implies that every meeting matters and a new democratic community emerges, resisting to fascism. 

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