2024 : 4 : 23

Hamid Varmazyari

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4694-8599
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 57204917526
Faculty: Literature and Languages
Address: Arak University
Phone: 32777400-4 (داخلی 350)


A Foucauldian Study of Power, Knowledge, and Body in Alice Munro’s Selected Short Stories
power, knowledge, body, feminism
Researchers Abdulkhaleq Hussein Manji(Student)، Majid Amerian(PrimaryAdvisor)، Hamid Varmazyari(Advisor)


This research employed a Foucauldian analysis and incorporated secondary sources to gain insights into the intricate nature of Munro's narratives. A comprehensive review of Munro's published short stories was conducted, considering their thematic relevance and alignment with the research objectives. Thematic elements were carefully examined to select stories that delve into the complex interactions of power, knowledge, and body. The data collection process involved multiple readings and comprehensive analyses of the selected short stories. Through a rigorous approach, observations related to power, knowledge, and body were recorded accurately. This allowed for a thorough exploration of power dynamics, knowledge production, and the construction of the body within the narratives. The findings of this research contribute to the existing body of scholarly work on the subject matter. The analysis reveals the intricate ways in which power operates within Munro's narratives, shaping the knowledge generated and influencing the construction of the body. The implications of this research extend beyond the realm of literature, offering valuable insights into the broader sociocultural context. The study underscores the need to critically analyze power dynamics and their influence on knowledge production and the representation of the body in various forms of media. It calls for a nuanced understanding of the complexities of power and its intersection with gender, race, and other social categories.