Departmental Bulletin Paper 21世紀のIn Memoriam : Sebastian Faulks, Where My Heart Used to Beat における記憶の美学
In Memoriam of the Twenty-first Century : The Aesthetics of Memory in Sebastian Faulks’s Where My Heart Used to Beat
21セイキ ノ In Memoriam Sebastian Faulks Where My Heart Used to Beat ニ オケル キオク ノ ビガク

霜鳥, 慶邦  ,  Shimotori, Yoshikuni  ,  シモトリ, ヨシクニ

44pp.55 - 68 , 2018-03-31 , 大阪大学大学院言語文化研究科 , Graduate School of Language and Culture Osaka University , オオサカ ダイガク ダイガクイン ゲンゴ ブンカ ケンキュウカ
This paper explores the 21st-century significance of Sebastian Faulks’s 2015 novel Where My Heart Used to Beat by examining the ways in which it deals with the history and memory of the 20th century in relation to the present century. Through a critical analysis of the novel’s description of the 20th century as a ‘century of pathology’ and its strategic use of Tennyson’s In Memoriam in its title, epigraph and story, the paper argues that Where My Heart Used to Beat can be regarded as a 21st-century version of In Memoriam informed by an ironic and( self-)critical consciousness that alerts the readers of ‘the age of forgetting’ to the danger of their historical amnesia and the necessity of revisiting the previous century in order to rethink and reshape their relation to the present century.

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