Date of Award
Master of Arts
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.
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Kristy Marie Hinz
Hinz, Kristy M., "Verbal and visual intertexts: an approach to analyzing and teaching two novels by Charlotte Bronte" (1998). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 274.