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中文論文名稱 重塑女性主體:論瑪格麗特.愛特伍之《強盜新娘》中後現代與女性交錯寫法
英文論文名稱 Reinventing Female Subjectivity: the Impulse of Postmodern and Feminist Writing in Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride
校院名稱 淡江大學
系所名稱(中) 英文學系碩士班
系所名稱(英) Department of English
學年度 93
學期 2
出版年 94
研究生中文姓名 凃淑舒
研究生英文姓名 Shu-shu Tu
學號 690010052
學位類別 碩士
語文別 英文
口試日期 2005-06-17
論文頁數 111頁
口試委員 指導教授-黃逸民
中文關鍵字 後現代主義  女性主義  女性主體  互文  重新評價  拼貼 
英文關鍵字 Posstmodernism  Feminism  Female Subjectivity  Femininity 
學科別分類 學科別人文學語言文學
中文摘要 本論文旨在探究瑪格麗特.愛特伍之《強盜新娘》的重塑女性主體,透過琳達.賀欽恩的後現代主義研究,輔以瑪莉.戴力與伊



英文摘要 This thesis endeavors to examine Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride with a view to illustrating how Atwood reinvents female subjectivity through the usage of postmodern writing skills in analyzing such a feminist issue. My purpose of this thesis is to argue that females in literature can no longer be as passive or angelic as ever. Females can be evil, and females can be active and aggressive.
Chapter One manifests a panoramic view of the notions of female subjectivity to foreground that the searching for subjectivity is a predominant issue in both postmodernism and feminism. I conclude that the impulse of postmodern and feminist arguments lies on their concerns about the individual subjectivity and their resistance against a unified and single subjectivity in conventional or masculine theories. Chapter Two unveils the postmodern strategies that Atwood has used in showing her preferring to renew and look back to other conventional works in order to create stories for women. The postmodern characteristics in this novel, such as intertexuality, pastiche narration, Chinese-box story structure and the rewritten of canonical works, reveals Atwood’s intention in using and abusing conventions in traditional and patriarchal literary works.
Chapter Three, with Mary Daly’s declaration of the importance of transvaluation, spotlights the complex relationship between the three protagonists and the evil antagonist. Mary Daly insists that, by breaking the code and seeing through the patriarchal ideology hidden in literature, women can
reject the false femininity, find their true selves, and construct their female subjectivity. In this

chapter, the protagonists reconstruct their subjectivity by fighting against and relying on the antagonist, Zenia, who plays both the victimizer and guider that helps the protagonists get rid of the false femininity and traumatic memories.
Chapter Four emphasizes the ambivalent relationship between women and the city. Different from the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale, Atwood chooses to tell a story that happens in contemporary Toronto. Her change of story background will not only deconstruct the original story background, but also reconstruct a postmodern feminist fairy tale in urban city. In this way, Atwood challenges the traditional distinction between good and evil women, and puts into question a fixed domestic space for women in urban city.
In Chapter Five, the conclusion reiterates, sums up the argument of this thesis, and integrates the foresaid statements into the construction of active and aggressive female subjectivity. Through the creation of an ambivalent femme fatale, Atwood reveals her subversion of the passive and imprisoned group of female characters in conventional literature, and shows her intention to reinvent the active and aggressive female subjectivity.
論文目次 Table of Contents

Chapter One

Chapter Two
A Postmodern Feminist Fairy Tale: The Robber Bride…………………………..16

Chapter Three
Beyond Good and Evil: Transvaluation of Female Subjectivity…………………..39

Chapter Four
Women in the City: Female Flauneur, Housewives, and Toronto………………..67

Chapter Five

Works Cited………………………………………………………………………..108
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