Browse

Female Ramblers and the Reconstruction of Private Space in Jane Eyre, Passing and Girls

Cited 0 time in Web of Science Cited 0 time in Scopus
Authors
Kim, Sun Jai
Issue Date
2014
Publisher
서울대학교 미국학연구소
Citation
미국학, Vol.37 No.1, pp. 83-111
Keywords
the act of female ramblingthe reconstruction of private spacefemale bodiessexualityagency
Abstract
In this paper, focusing on the moments where female ramblers make significant movements in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847), Nella Larsen’s Passing (1929), and Lena Dunham’s Girls (2012), I explore the way the texts questions the constraint on female bodies through the window of female rambling and the texts deal with the dynamics embedded in the reconstruction of private space where a female achieves a fresh sense of agency through her experience of rambling or her imaginary rambling. This paper refers to Walter Benjamin’s notion of the flâneur while revising it, while accepting the view of Virginia Woolf’s narrator in A Room of One’s Own where she urges a female writer to do an imaginary rambling to restore the unrecorded histories on the streets. This paper suggests that the movements of female ramblers in the above texts dramatically embody and explore the potentiality embedded in Woolf’s notion of imaginary rambling.
ISSN
1229-4381
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/92976
Files in This Item:
Appears in Collections:
Researcher Institutes (연구소)American Studies Institute (미국학연구소)미국학미국학 Volume 37 Number 1/2 (2014)
  • mendeley

Items in S-Space are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Browse