Kim Minjeong, SUNY Binghamton
B.A. in English language and literature, Ewha Womans University, Seoul Korea
B.A. in Sociology, Ewha Womans University
M.A. in English, SUNY at Binghamton
To present: a doctorate student at SUNY at Binghamton
Love in the Time of Imperialism
In keeping with Edward Said's reading of imperialism as a matter of "counterpoint, intertwining, and integration," I study the ways in which Adela, the female protagonist of E.M.Forster's novel A Passage to India, fails to understand India, and show how irreducible differences of Indian singularity constitute a site of resistance to Adela's imperial mode of knowing and loving. By doing so, I read this novel as addressing both colonial India and imperial Europe, instead of limiting the scope of exploration to the colonial relationship between Adela and Aziz. And in studying Anglo-Indian colonial relationship, I aim to stress complex roles played by western women in the colonial history.