VISION, REPRESENTATION AND THE DISCOURSE OF THE GAZE IN THE WAVES

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Bu makale Virginia Woolf’un The Waves adlı eserinde hem görsel semboller hem de bununla beraber sözlü semboller arasında olan ilişkiyi inceler. Bakışın anlatımı yoluyla, romanın hem iç hem de dış yapıları ressamsı bir görüş inşa eder ve bu durumu da sadece Jacques Lacan’ın psikolojik terimlerinde olduğu gibi değil, ayrıca Roland Barthes’ın semiyolojisinde de birer sembol olarak algılamak mümkündür. Bu arada bir yandan romanın karakterlerinin iç bakışları ve ayrıca yine bu karakterlerin arasındaki dikkatli bakışları, romanın iç metinsel biçimlerini ve dış metinsel biçimlerini gösterir ve buna ek olarak sözlü anlatımın da bir hayli uyumlu bir yapıya sahip olmasını sağlar. Ayrıca diğer bir yandan romanın perde arkasını biçimci unsurların bir ifadesi olarak da okuyabilmek mümkündür ve bununla beraber köklü bir manevi gerçekliği –ruh hali- göstermek için sanatsal görünümü ve sanatsal dizaynı bir araya getirir. Köklü olan sembol de kendisinin saf sanatsal yapısı ile örtüşür. Hem Duncan Grant’in Window, South of France adlı resmi gibi görsel bir sembolde hem de Virginia Woolf’un kelimelerle resim yapmış olduğu gibi, bir okuyucunun görünüm ve dizaynın uyumunu gösteren renkleri de, şekilleri de ve satırları da açıkça görebilmesi mümkündür. Hem sözlü anlatım biçimi hem de resmin kendisi insanlığın dalgalarında sanatsal oluşumun entelektüel ve duygusal yönlerini sentez yapmanın yollarıdır.

Anahtar Sözcükler: Bakış, Görünüm, Dizayn, Sembol, Biçim, Anlatım, Söylev.

VISION, REPRESENTATION AND THE DISCOURSE OF THE GAZE IN THE WAVES

Abstract: This article explores the relation between visual and verbal representation in Virginia Woolf’s The Waves (1931). Through the discourse of the Gaze, both the inner and outer forms of the novel are constructed as a painter-like vision, which can be seen as signs not only in Jacob Lacan’s psychological terms, but also in Roland Barthes’s semiotics. On the one hand, inward-gazes and inter-gazes of characters indicate the inner and the outer textual forms of the novel, providing a coherent structure of the verbal narrative. On the other hand, the interlude of the novel can be read as an expression of Formalist elements, combining artistic vision and design together, in order to show the essential spiritual reality which is known as “the state of mind”. The representation of the essential being is in its artistic pure form. In a visual representation, such as Duncan Grant’s painting, Window, South of France (1928), the reader can see the way in which colours, shapes and lines also demonstrate the harmony of vision and design in Woolf’s painting in words. Both verbal narrative form and the painting itself are ways to synthesise intellectual and emotional aspects of an artistic creation in the waves of humanity.

Keywords: Gaze, Vision, Design, Representation, Form, Narrative, Discours.


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VISION, REPRESENTATION AND THE DISCOURSE OF THE GAZE IN THE WAVES Abstract: This article explores the relation between visual and verbal representation in Virginia Woolf’s The Waves (1931). Through the discourse of the Gaze, both the inner and outer forms of the novel are constructed as a painter-like vision, which can be seen as signs not only in




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