Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1998

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

Abstract

It is truly awe-inspiring to realize how much of Charlotte Bronte's own dreams and life can be found on the pages of her novels. Many elements in Bronte's life did not occur as she would have wished; for that reason, she lives out many of her fondest dreams through the protagonists of her novels. Bronte's writing also includes references to other writers, genres, and methods that reflect her preferences and choices in life. All of these elements appear as intertexts; therefore, this study explores what Julia Kristeva defines as intrapsychic or auto(bio)graphic traces in two of Bronte's novels, Jane Eyre and Villette. Since this is a somewhat specialized definition ofintertextuality, I will pause here briefly to provide a fuller definition of the term.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-5891

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Kristy Marie Hinz

Language

en

Date Available

2014-02-14

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

85 pages

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