S-Space Researcher Institutes (연구소, 연구원) American Studies Institute (미국학연구소) 미국학 미국학 Volume 40 Number 1/2 (2017)
매달린 여자들: 서발턴, 목소리, 그리고 조이 하조의 시
Women "Hanging": Subaltern, Voices, and Joy Harjo's Poetry
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 미국학연구소
- 미국학, Vol.40 No.2, pp. 25-51
- This paper analyzes Joy Harjos poems, The Woman Hanging from theThirteenth Floor Window in She Had Some Horses and Strange Fruit in InMad Love and War, in terms of postcolonial feminism, particularly focusing onthe concept of the subaltern. The two poems illustrate Harjos concern over andefforts for restoring marginalized and silenced voice of women of color in poeticrepresentations. The Woman Hanging deals with a story of Native Americanwomen from Ojibwe due to the colonial relocation policy, which represents thehistory of the dispossessed and displaced Native Americans and other minoritiesas well. Inspired by and taking its title from Abel Meeropols same-titledanti-lynching poem, Strange Fruit, engages in a story of an African Americanactivist, Jacqueline Peters who was lynched by KKK. Harjos poems suggest thepossibility and agency of the subaltern who can speak, which answers GayatriSpivaks question, Can the Subaltern Speak?