Femininity as a Signifier of Lack and Desire in Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White
作者: Il-Yeong KimJungyoun Kim
刊名: The International Journal of Literary Humanities, 2015, Vol.13 (4), pp.39-47
来源数据库: Common Ground Research Networks
DOI: 10.18848/2327-7912/CGP/v13i04/43941
关键词: FemininityMasculinityLackSignifier of DesireLacanPhallus
原始语种摘要: The Victorian angel in the house is an ideological icon that constitutes the patriarchal society. Sensation novels, which primarily deal with femininity, foreground the representation of the ideal woman. As an archetypal sensation novel, Wilkie Collins’s "The Woman in White," conspicuously reveals the usurpation of female identity, and the fictionality of the ideal femininity constructed by patriarchal society. The Lacanian concept of desire is instrumental in understanding the creation of the myth, and the dynamic relationship between femininity and masculinity in the novel. Desire, which constitutes the subject, arises from lack, and this lack is the crucial factor that constitutes femininity or masculinity. Lacan especially stresses that femininity is something which strives to “be”...
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关键词翻译
关键词翻译
  • femininity 雌相
  • masculinity 雄性
  • signifier 表示
  • phallus 初阴
  • desire 指望
  • White 怀特牌汽车
  • usurpation 篡权
  • foreground 前景的
  • society 组合
  • ideological 意识形态