dc.contributor.author Shuling Stéphanie Tsai en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-12T07:23:43Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-12T07:23:43Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05-??
dc.description.abstract By adopting an experimental approach to observe his society in mutation, Zola seeks to conceptualize the status of “homme modern” by enquiring into an inner motive (milieu intérieur) that puts into question critical analysis. This inner motive involves an alterity in the dynamic construction of modern subjectivity. We take La Bête humaine as an example by which to approach Zola’s concept of an inner motive, and we enquire into the notion of “limit” in Deleuze’s interpretation of Zola. In his preface entitled “Zola et la fêlure” (Logique 373), which is dedicated to Zola’s La Bête humaine, Deleuze explains that the term “instinct” actually refers to the immobility that perpetuates a given way of life, or a given mode of being that combines desire, life, labor and language. Deleuze then describes the fracture of modernity as a “cerebral void” that functions as a transmitter between the modes of seeing and speaking. We consider how Deleuze’s reading alters our understanding of Zola’s view of modern man in the 19th century in regard to his ethical relation with himself and with others. We argue that for Zola, the fracture is actually a passage leading to force in the matter (la puissance dans la matière), which is the very structuring force of Life. This fracture should be conceived more in terms of a limit, in which modern man is pushed to confront the alterity (or unknown nature) within himself. en_US
dc.identifier 94D0D418-1BD9-8862-28A1-CE43CEEE7A5C
dc.identifier.uri http://rportal.lib.ntnu.edu.tw:80/handle/20.500.12235/84222
dc.language 英文
dc.publisher 英語學系 zh_tw
dc.publisher Department of English, NTNU en_US
dc.relation 41(2),171-191
dc.relation.ispartof 同心圓:文學與文化研究 zh_tw
dc.subject.other nature en_US
dc.subject.other creation en_US
dc.subject.other form of life en_US
dc.subject.other fracture en_US
dc.subject.other French contemporary thought en_US
dc.subject.other 19th-century French literature en_US
dc.subject.other E. Zola en_US
dc.subject.other G. Deleuze en_US
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