Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://rportal.lib.ntnu.edu.tw:80/handle/20.500.12235/84226
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorBeatriz Penas-Ibáñezen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-12T07:23:44Z-
dc.date.available2019-08-12T07:23:44Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-??
dc.identifierA75FA7B9-C11D-6487-6F70-1DFFAC31BAFE
dc.identifier.urihttp://rportal.lib.ntnu.edu.tw:80/handle/20.500.12235/84226-
dc.description.abstractThe present analysis of strategic narrative empathy in Rushdie’s life narrative Joseph Anton: A Memoir (2012) is rooted in cultural narratology and complemented by the explanatory tools provided by the Girardian theory of violence as the outcome of a vicious circle set off by mimetic desire. René Girard’s theory has been confirmed by the latest neuron system research findings. Bakhtinian dialogical hermeneutics linguistically frames the former accounts in terms of both successful empathic human communication and its failure when the right conditions for it are not met. The relevant textual and contextual aspects of Rushdie’s life narrative—including the fatwa affair as thematized in Joseph Anton—are included in the present analysis with a view to explaining the causes for Rushdie’s defense of parrhesia. Parrhesia, as defined by Foucault, explains Rushdie’s central concerns after the fatwa, and the defense of free speech becomes a central empathic strategy deployed in Rushdie’s memoir. Joseph Anton’s highly empathic textuality is shown to rely heavily on Rushdie’s intertextual exploration of The Moor’s Last Sigh in the memoir. Rushdie's life narrative adds empathetic momentum by means of a very apt use of this and other relevant intertextual allusions, especially to Ernest Hemingway’s theory of literary truth.en_US
dc.language英文
dc.publisher英語學系zh_tw
dc.publisherDepartment of English, NTNUen_US
dc.relation43(1),273-298
dc.relation.ispartof同心圓:文學與文化研究zh_tw
dc.subject.otherlife writingen_US
dc.subject.otherempathyen_US
dc.subject.othernarratologyen_US
dc.subject.otheridentityen_US
dc.subject.otherscapegoatingen_US
dc.subject.otherparrhesiaen_US
dc.subject.otherintertextualityen_US
dc.subject.othermondialisationen_US
dc.subject.otherSalman Rushdieen_US
dc.title.alternativeEmpathy as Migration in Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdiezh_tw
Appears in Collections:Concentric: Studies in English Literature and Linguistics

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.