Anti-Mimicry of the Female Characters in Conrad’s Almayer’s Folly

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Title Anti-Mimicry of the Female Characters in Conrad’s Almayer’s Folly
Creator Mugijatna, Mugijatna Mugijatna
Habsari, Sri Kusumo
Kusciati, Karunia Purna
Subject Conrad, novel, Malay, woman, mimicry
Description This research focuses on Joseph Conrad’s Almayer’s Folly  to explain the circumstance which leads to the rejection of Mrs. Almayer and Nina Almayer to embrace the dominant race and the reason why these characters choose to remain within ‘Othered’ identity. This study employs Ricoeur’s hermeneutics that applies two steps of reading: distantiation to obtain an objective understanding of the novel and an appropriation through putting the objective understanding of the novel in the socio-cultural context. This study attempts to offer the term “anti-mimicry”, borrowing Bhabha’s term’ to explain the subjectivity of the female character who stand out against the white domination to resist through savage and barbarous manners to mock the dominator, the white. Through the refusal to mimic, Conrad provides a space for Malay women consciousness to develop her subjectivity that could be construed as Conrad’s ambiguous perspective to white superiority in the colonialized era.
Publisher Pusat Kajian Humaniora FBS Universitas Negeri Padang
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Date 2021-03-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source HUMANUS; Vol 20, No 1 (2021); 98-110
Humanus; Vol 20, No 1 (2021); 98-110
Language eng
Relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/000000
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Copyright (c) 2021 Humanus

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