北京第二外国语学院学报 ›› 2019, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (1): 101-111.DOI: 10.12002/j.bisu.177

• 外国文学研究 • 上一篇    下一篇

后殖民视角下斯蒂芬·迪达勒斯的身份杂合性

牟童   

  1. 北京大学外国语学院,100871
  • 收稿日期:2017-11-29 出版日期:2019-02-15 发布日期:2019-06-10
  • 作者简介:牟童,北京大学外国语学院,100871,主要研究方向:英美文学与文学理论。电子邮箱:tongmu@pku.edu.cn

A Postcolonial Study of Stephen Dedalus’s Hybrid Identity

Tong MOU   

  1. School of Foreign Languages, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
  • Received:2017-11-29 Online:2019-02-15 Published:2019-06-10

摘要:

詹姆斯·乔伊斯的早期作品《一个青年艺术家的画像》是一部现代主义文学代表作,它反映了20世纪初潜藏在爱尔兰社会的殖民话语和抵抗话语。本文详细分析了作为乔伊斯代言人的斯蒂芬·迪达勒斯的身份危机,试图管窥整个爱尔兰民族整合、重构民族身份的焦虑。借助爱德华·萨义德、霍米·巴巴、斯图亚特·霍尔等人的后殖民理论,本文观察到斯蒂芬对宗教、政治、民族运动试图构建的本质主义文化身份的拒斥。本文得出如下结论:斯蒂芬正视自己身份杂合性的内在张力,以流动、矛盾、居间的状态动摇了殖民话语的二元对立,创造新的话语空间,从而得到更多叙事、发声的可能性。在斯蒂芬寻觅身份认同的探索中,乔伊斯倾注了自己对爱尔兰问题的反思和对爱尔兰身份认同的想象。

关键词: 詹姆斯·乔伊斯;, 《一个青年艺术家的画像》, 殖民话语, 抵抗话语, 文化身份, 杂合性, 爱尔兰文学

Abstract:

By locating The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the autobiographical fiction of the adolescent James Joyce, in the postcolonial space, this paper starts from revealing the colonial discourse and “counter discourse” hidden in the Irish society in the early 20 thcentury. The focal point of this paper is the identity crisis of Joyce’s alter ego, Stephen Dedalus, which unveils the whole nation’s anxiety over integrating and reconstructing the Irish national identity. Based on the postcolonial theories of Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Stuart Hall, etc., the paper elaborates on the essentialist cultural identity constructed by religious institution and all kinds of nationalist movements. The study draws the following conclusions: Stephen refuses to be fixed in the essentialist position, which ignores the irreversible reality of multiple identities and cultural plurality. He embraces the hybrid identity and stays open to all the unknown, foreign and heterogeneous elements in life. Instead of breaking everything into dichotomy, hybrid identity often involves contradictory experiences and alterities, breaking the national boundaries, and defying the binary disciplines. In this way, the hierarchical colonial discourse is disrupted and destabilized. Meanwhile, a new possibility of narrative space and discursive space is created. Stephen’s choice of self-exile is not the denouncement of any “presence” in his identity but the embracement of the interplay of his “presences” in a larger world of hybridity. Although he left Ireland, Joyce kept the dialogue with his mother country all his life.

Key words: James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, colonial discourse, counter discourse, cultural identity, hybridity, Irish literature

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