국민국가를 넘어서 또는 국민국가 사이에서: “영문학”의 정전과 선집 그리고 문학사의 정치

Title
국민국가를 넘어서 또는 국민국가 사이에서: “영문학”의 정전과 선집 그리고 문학사의 정치
Other Titles
Beyond National Literary History or Between National Literary Histories?: The Politics of Canon and Anthology in English Literature
Author
이형섭
Keywords
앤솔로지;정전;목적론;문학사;국민국가;전통;여성학;Anthology;canon;literary history;literary tradition;nation-state;teleology;women’s studies
Issue Date
2010-12
Publisher
한국영미문학교육학회
Citation
영미문학교육, v. 14, no. 2, page. 121-141
Abstract
This paper aims to clarify the issues surrounding the ‘Englishness’ of English literature. The authors believe that the problems can only be evaded, if not exacerbated, by disingenuously shifting the definitional focus of English literature from territoriality to language. Redefining English literature as literature written in English cannot properly address the problem of anthologizing and canonizing. Instead, the very conceptual category of English literature, as embodied in canons and anthologies, needs to be destabilized and decentralized. An easy and irresponsible way out of trouble would be to categorize, for example, Oliver Goldsmith or Walter Scott as “British” writers. The problem is that “British” is not a proper term for identifying writers such as Chinua Achebe (Nigeria), Brian Friel (Ireland), Derek Walcott (The West Indies), all of whom appear in The Norton Anthology of English Literature, the most popular and influential compendium of English literature. What has been taking place in anthology production and literary history writing is a widespread tendency to classify literary works along national lines. The nation-state as an epistemological base sits uneasily with the apparent globalization of English literature as literature written in English. This paper thus aims to locate and articulate the site of tension that exists between the nation-state based literary history and the ever-extending canonizing and anthologizing in that troubled category called English literature.
URI
http://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/79724https://www.kci.go.kr/kciportal/ci/sereArticleSearch/ciSereArtiView.kci?sereArticleSearchBean.artiId=ART001509820
ISSN
1229-2249
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