|關鍵字:||弱勢;勵志;輔具;鄭豐喜;杏林子;幾米;身心障礙;the inspirational;prosthesis;affect;Sound of Colors;disability;minor literature|
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University Press
This article attempts to focus on the inspirational character of the inspirational literature, a genre into which Taiwan disability narratives are habitually pigeonholed. As the inspirational literature is often too commercialized to be respected in academe, the article suggests not to throw out the baby with the bath water but to recognize that such a minority as the disabled might strategically adopt the inspirational texts as prosthetic devices to maneuver in the economy of affect. The article analyzes three famed texts in Taiwan that are central to the said economy. First, One Lonely Boat on the Boundless Sea, a book-length memoirs by Feng-hsi Cheng, an amputee whose work was appropriated by the Chiang Ching-ko regime for its quasi-national-allegory-like signification for Taiwan. Second, the personal essays by Hsing-Lin Tzu, a wheel-chaired writer whose essays, contemporaneous with the aforesaid Cheng, reveal endeavors of deterritorialization from the state apparatuses and those of reterritorialization with Christianity. Third, Sound of Colors, a graphic book by Jimmy Liao, a cancer survivor, whose work critically suspends the necessity of the inspirational.
Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies
|Appears in Collections:||Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies|
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