„A fény a sötétség balkeze”. Transzkulturális kérdések Ursula K. Le Guin A sötétség balkeze című regényében
„Light is the left hand of darkness”. Transcultural questions in Ursula K. Le Guin’s ’The Left Hand of Darkness’
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Culture and social structure , Sociology of Culture
Published by: Pedagogická fakulta Univerzity J. Selyeho
Keywords: transculturation; contact zone; transcultural site; Ursula K. Le Guin; strangeness'
Summary/Abstract: The study investigates the question of transculturalism in the novel of Ursula K. Le Guin ’The Left Hand of Darkness’. It focuses mainly on topics like the inner dimensions of cultures, the relationship between the oppressor and the oppressed, the non-violent forms of interference between cultures, the strangeness of ourselves, and the hybridity in social and biological sense. Through the dynamic relation of its main characters the novel by Ursula K. Le Guin shows us how an alien planet can become a transcultural site for the visitor, namely Genly Ai. At the end of the novel Genly Ai, the envoy of the Ekumen gaines not only information about the inhabitants of Planet Gethen but a new and deeper understanding of himself.
- Issue Year: 13/2018
- Issue No: 1
- Page Range: 101-109
- Page Count: 9
- Language: Hungarian