제목 : “애틋함 그 자체”: 제인 오스틴의 『설득』에 나타난 감정의 재발견
- 저자 : 조선정     - 조회수 : 1,529  - Download : 46
- 참 조 : 영미문학페미니즘 제18권 1호 (2010)  
- 논문 받기 :
페이지__영미문학_페미니즘_18_NO.1_6.pdf (676.5 KB),   


This essay presents a feminist reading of Jane Austen’s Persuasion with
a focus on the configuration and vindication of the feminine feelings. In an
attempt to rethink the ways in which Persuasion intervenes the dominant
discourse of rationality and the notion of the universal, this essay examines
how the novel reclaims and further expands the territory of the feminine.
First, this essay considers the heroine Anne Elliot to be an incarnation of
feelings, an embodiment of the power of compassion, self-effacement,
caring, and concern for others, whose impressible and fragile body persistently
registers variegated emotions and acute sensations as well: ultimately,
“Anne is tenderness itself.” Second, the essay analyzes how the heroine’s
feelings become persuasive enough to change Captain Wentworth, which
can be captured in the process of ‘feminization.’ Lastly, the essay
endeavors to illuminate the individual experience-oriented nature of the act
of persuasion itself. The novel seems to succeed in relocating persuasion
within the realm of personal intimacy and feelings. Wentworth’s feminization
and the subsequent union with Anne reflect the emotional bankruptcy of
traditional gentry class. Persuasion’s project of reevaluation of feelings, the
essay concludes, exemplifies the viable form of feminist social criticism
through the appropriation of the feminine.


Key Words: Jane Austen, feelings, feminization, persuasion, the feminine,
the universal



  목록보기