제목 : The Negative Flâneuse in Jean Rhys’s Voyage in the Dark
- 저자 : Hyungju Park     - 조회수 : 714  - Download : 19
- 참 조 : 영미문학페미니즘 제23권 1호(2015)  
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This paper examines Jean Rhys’s negative flâneuse and how
it is embodied in Voyage in the Dark. Rhys explores the physical
and psychological experiences of marginal urban women. Rhys
describes how they are driven to position themselves as sexual
commodities due to their deplorable conditions, while also
addressing the fear in urban spaces experienced by her abject
flâneuse. As a Creole immigrant and a chorus-girl, Anna Morgan
in Voyage is exiled culturally and sexually. She is labeled as the
embodiment of Creole laxity and is marked as a tart and a
prostitute even before she enters prostitution. Anna slides into
seduction and is degraded into poverty, drunkenness, and inept
prostitution with neither the determination nor the resoluteness to
prevent it. Anna is circulated as a sexual commodity through
consumerist society by the insatiable longings of men and her
own desires. Rhys depicts Anna’s fear, disgust, victimization, loss,
and pain in her hallucinations. Rhys emphasizes the city’s hostility
to women, which drives them into self-destructive ways such as
drinking alcohol, sleeping with a chain of men, having an
abortion, and succumbing to hysteria.
Key Words: Jean Rhys, Voyage in the Dark, Flâneuse, Creole, Sexual
Commodity, Metropolis



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