Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia

Research Article

The Remystification Of Women’s Narratives in Sihir Perempuan And Gentayangan By Intan Paramaditha: A Magical Realism Study

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314216,
        author={Cahyaningrum  Dewojati and Rina  Zuliana},
        title={The Remystification Of Women’s Narratives in Sihir Perempuan And Gentayangan By Intan Paramaditha: A Magical Realism Study},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BASA},
        year={2021},
        month={12},
        keywords={the remystification of women’s narratives magical realism modern fiction intan paramadhita},
        doi={10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314216}
    }
    
  • Cahyaningrum Dewojati
    Rina Zuliana
    Year: 2021
    The Remystification Of Women’s Narratives in Sihir Perempuan And Gentayangan By Intan Paramaditha: A Magical Realism Study
    BASA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314216
Cahyaningrum Dewojati1,*, Rina Zuliana1
  • 1: Literary Studies, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada Sosiohumaniora Street, Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
*Contact email: cahyaningrum@ugm.ac.id

Abstract

This paper aims to reveal the remystification of women’s narratives in Sihir Perempuan and Gentayangan by Intan Paramaditha through the magical realism theory of Wendy B. Haris by using qualitative descriptive analysis method. As a postmodern fiction, Sihir Perempuan and Gentayangan narrate and restructure women's myths from the exclusion of the old hegemonistic and moralistic narratives. The remystification at the story is a woman's resistance against the shackles of monstering, vampirism, gendering horror, and so on, which is perceived as a sexual deviance and control. These feminine elements are presented in the 'real' and 'magical' landscapes. In the discourse, the meaning of magical realism within both works goes beyond the feminine elements in the story, which is the critique against ideology, social, and culture. The research results show that Intan Paramaditha's works play as a critique against the urban life stability which still situates women in dangerous stereotypes. Besides, they function as a local and global world portrayal, between 'modern' and 'postmodern', between 'power' and 'illness', and other matters regarding the 'real' and 'magical' images.