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Studia Romanica et Anglica Zagrabiensia : Revue publiée par les Sections romane, italienne et anglaise de la Faculté des Lettres de l’Université de Zagreb, Vol. 54 No. -, 2009.

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Alice Walker’s Meridian and the Question of Just Violence

Jelena Šesnić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-4276-3490 ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (5 MB) str. 221-240 preuzimanja: 231* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Šesnić, J. (2009). Alice Walker’s Meridian and the Question of Just Violence. Studia Romanica et Anglica Zagrabiensia, 54 (-), 221-240. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/61577
MLA 8th Edition
Šesnić, Jelena. "Alice Walker’s Meridian and the Question of Just Violence." Studia Romanica et Anglica Zagrabiensia, vol. 54, br. -, 2009, str. 221-240. https://hrcak.srce.hr/61577. Citirano 21.05.2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Šesnić, Jelena. "Alice Walker’s Meridian and the Question of Just Violence." Studia Romanica et Anglica Zagrabiensia 54, br. - (2009): 221-240. https://hrcak.srce.hr/61577
Harvard
Šesnić, J. (2009). 'Alice Walker’s Meridian and the Question of Just Violence', Studia Romanica et Anglica Zagrabiensia, 54(-), str. 221-240. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/61577 (Datum pristupa: 21.05.2019.)
Vancouver
Šesnić J. Alice Walker’s Meridian and the Question of Just Violence. Studia Romanica et Anglica Zagrabiensia [Internet]. 2009 [pristupljeno 21.05.2019.];54(-):221-240. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/61577
IEEE
J. Šesnić, "Alice Walker’s Meridian and the Question of Just Violence", Studia Romanica et Anglica Zagrabiensia, vol.54, br. -, str. 221-240, 2009. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/61577. [Citirano: 21.05.2019.]

Sažetak
At a time of growing interest in questions of ethics in contemporary theory, this article
suggests a broader understanding and offers a historical perspective of the ethical
implications which from the start have been presupposed in US ethnic literatures. Alice
Walker’s Civil-Right’s Bildungsroman Meridian (1976), with its entangled implications
relative to the issues of violence, revolution, social and personal transformation, is a
case in point. These concerns potentially work at cross purposes, but the argument of
this paper outlines the problematic possibility that some forms of violence, if ritualized,
circumscribed and symbolized appropriately, as suggested by models of Freudian
psychoanalysis (as outlined in Totem and Taboo), Julia Kristeva’s model of abjection,
and René Girard’s sacrificial anthropology, offer modes of regarding violence as
just, that is, responsive to ethical concerns. Such a redefinition of violence also takes
place in conjunction with, rather than separate from, narrower aesthetic concerns, as
proposed further by Elaine Scarry, Terry Eagleton and, again, Julia Kristeva, given
their work at the intersection of ethics and symbolic forms.

Ključne riječi
US ethnic literature; violence; ethics; aesthetics; Meridian

Hrčak ID: 61577

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