teachers, good afternoon! my name is chen jing, the students of class * * * *, my thesis topic is《 the power of the giver and the victim, foucault power interpretation theory perspective, the heroine in “the golden notebook, anna》，thesis is completed under wang zhiqin teacher of meticulous guidance, here, i express my deep appreciation to my supervisor, to the teachers to take part in my thesis express our heartfelt thanks to you for, and for the past three years i have a chance to listen to the teachings, teachers say heartfelt tribute.below i will this paper design the research background, significance and main content of the teacher made a report, please the teacher criticism guidance.
first of all, i want to talk about the research background and significance of the graduation thesis design.
since the golden notebook involves comprehensive themes such as colonialism,feminism,racism,communism etc. and due to its severely fragmented writing forms,it has intrigued groups of both domestic and overseas critics. the research abroad could be roughly divided into three stages. the first comes about the biography of the author”],the general introduction and reading background of this novel,then a number of explorations over the themes of this book have been conducted, from the most popular one feminism,psychological featuresto the philosophical elements^. finally, critics shifted their concentration to the unique form or style applied by lessing,for instance they analyzed the varied narrative techniques employed within ,the aesthetic value it displayed ,as well as its artistic nature generated by its messy forms.and it is worth mentioning that in 2006 tapan k.ghosh has composed a specific collection of reviews on the golden notebook.while the study over this novel in foreign country has been quite fruitful and mature, the research in china is far lagging behind, most of them just emphasized the novel's multiplethemes such as feminism,eco-economic,psychology and modemism thus more angels should be discovered by scholars at home, such as colonialism, religious and psychological exploration, and their research method should be more diversified,for instance,the potential inter-disciplinary study of this novel are waiting to be excavated, and seldomhave critics compared this masterpiece with other similar text.
based on foucault's power theory, this thesis is going to explore how the female protagonist anna in doris lessing's the golden notebook, the producer and victim of power,fought against her catastrophic life. through a close reading of the text, this thesis aims at making a foucanldian interpretation on lessing's motivation behind portraying such a schizophrenic female personality, convincing the reader that power permeates every capillary of the society mainly by exerting influence on power relations between individual. sinceeverything concerns with the functioning of power, be it tragedy or comedy, anna's destiny cannot be an exception, instead of restraining from the one-way suppress from men,foucault's power theory enables us to put the heroine into a larger, more diverse cultural or social background where individual's identity could be perceived with much more plurality or heterogeneity. ultimately, given anna's gender attributes, the application of foucault's power theory to the analysis of heroine can shed light on how women could wittedly deal with their counterpart, strike a balance between freedom and restriction, and thus heading feminism into a more reasonable and rational direction.
secondly, i want to talk about the structure and main contents of this paper.
the author is going to divide this thesis into five chapters. the first chapter is a briefing about the research background of the golden notebook, which provides an overview on the fragmented content and complicated structure of this masterpiece. the second chapter is an introduction of the research status of this novel at home and abroad, at the same time,foucault's power theory will be elaborated here as the theoretical framework. chapter three concentrates on the text analysis of the female protagonist anna's pursuit of the free woman identity, which will be conducted mainly from three perspectives, namely her political faith,marriage and love, as well we psychological status. through asserting foucault's power theory into the text analysis, we could get a clear view on how the heroine became the victim of the omnipresent power in contemporary social organizations, and also how individual resisted power via making explorations on the genealogy of the self. chapter four gives two different interpretations of anna's destiny, with each representing the common feminists'view and foucault's version respectively. via such comparison, the author attempts to find a correlation between foucault's power theory and feminism, to tell in what ways foucault'spower theory have modified parts of problems in current feminism, and how the formal convergent with the latter. the last chapter serves as a concluding part in which a summary of this thesis will be reached, and limitations as well as further implications will be point out.
finally, i want to talk about the deficiency existing in this paper.
the limitations of this thesis cannot be regarded as the challenge to the relevance of foucaxxlt's theory to feminism; on the contrary, it tells that the value of applying foucault'spower theory lies precisely in his invitation to feminists to remain highly critical about their previous prejudices as well as their future trends. in order to make full use of foucault's power theory in modifying feminism, we have to dig out more convergences they share with each other. with the idea that knowledge and truth are partial ones serving as a start,genealogy is then an excellent perspective for farther explorations on the foucauldian and feminist projects.
thank you very much!
good evening, all the appraiser committee members. i come from hust, majoring in foreign linguistics and applied linguistics. i am *** and my supervisor is prof.***. with her sincere and intellectual guidance, for nearly one whole year's hard work, i have finished my paper. finally, it is the show time. this evening i will present my efforts to you all and i gratefully welcome any correction.
the title of my paper is a study of the causes of the gothic style
in a rose for emily from a feminist perspective. i choose this as my topic due to the following reasons. firstly, i am fond of literature works , especially gothic literature works. secondly, i am quite familiar with this short story as this is one of the texts in our intensive teaching course and i have taught this text for more than 3 times . last but not the least ,as a female , i am keen on the study of feminism. for the above facts, i select the subject of a study of the causes of the gothic style in a rose for emily from a feminist perspective as the title of my paper.
i hope by studying this short story we can know more about american southern women in certain history and culture and more importantly help women in modern society get a deeper understanding about ourselves ,help us raise our independence and confidence and show more concern for our mental health.
next , i will present it to you. here is an outline of my presentation. they are literature review, gothic tradition , the gothic style in the story and the causes of the gothic style .
this paper consists of six parts. part one presents an introduction to the author william faulkner and a rose for emily by pointing out the purpose and significance of this study. part two is literature review which introduces the relevant research about this novel at home and abroad and then points out the theoretical basis and methods. part three gives a timeline of the gothic tradition in literature and explains the main characteristics of gothic works. part four explains the three aspects of the gothic style in the novel，that is, the death theme, grotesque characters and mystic atmosphere. part five then explains in detail the causes of the gothic style in this novel: patriarchal oppression, the myth of southern ladyhood and emily’s attitude towards love. finally, in the conclusion, the author summarizes the previous parts and emphasizes the significance of the argument of the thesis again.
ok, that's all. now you may raise your questions ! i am ready! thank you !!!