"Vita sexualis"という言説装置 : 森鷗外におけるクラフト=エビング受容 "Vita Sexualis" as a Narrative Device : Mori Ogai's Adaptation of Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing
Psychopathia Sexualis : eine Klinisch-Forensische Studie (Sexual Psychopathology : A Clinical-Forensic Study, 1886) by Krafft-Ebing, an Austro-German psychiatrist, established the foundations of modern sexual psychopathology, and it was Mori Ogai who introduced that discipline first to Japanese academia. The study of sexuality necessitates verbal expressions of sexuality, and calls attention to sexuality as an arena in which one's effort to establish the topic and one's desire to suppress it collide with each other. Through Krafft-Ebing's work Ogai became interested in issues of sexuality, and he incorporated the binary urge of establishing and suppressing into his writing. As a doctor specializing in public health he promoted personal responsibility for control and management of sexuality; but as a creative writer he penned Vita Sexualis, a work that highlights the power of the verbal expression of sexuality. Ogai's discourse on sexuality was closely tied to questions of power.
日本近代文学 87, 33-48, 2012-11