Aug
10

Summer Research Post #8

Hi everyone! For my final research blog post, I will be discussing the most recent book I finished, Sally Shuttleworth’s Charlotte Brontë and Victorian Psychology. Before the summer ends, I will be reading one other book, Martha Vicinus’s Suffer and Be Still: Women in the Victorian Age, which will finish out my summer reading for…
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Aug
03

Summer Research Post #7

Hi everyone! Since my last post, I’ve read Beth Tressler’s “Illegible Minds: Charlotte Brontë’s Early Writings and the Psychology of Moral Management in Jane Eyre and Villette” and Sally Shuttleworth’s Charlotte Brontë and Victorian Psychology. These works deal with different aspects of Victorian life and its effects on the female psyche, specifically as those elements…
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Jul
22

Summer Research Post #6

Hi everyone! This week, I’ll be discussing a book I read called Perils of the Night: A Feminist Study of Nineteenth-Century Gothic by Eugenia C. DeLamotte, focusing specifically  on the Preface, Introduction, and Chapters 5 & 6. DeLamotte’s primary argument is women writers of the nineteenth century used the well established conventions of the Gothic…
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Jul
18

Summer Research Post #5

Hi everyone! Since I last posted, I read several different pieces, mostly articles and one book, that deal in different ways with my topic on Charlotte Brontë’s novels Jane Eyre and Villette and understanding how they explore Victorian female psychology. Not all of the readings address these two novels specifically, but the ideas and theories…
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Jul
02

Summer Research Post #4

Hello everyone! For this post, I’ll be focusing on two works. First, I will give an overview of the scholarly article entitled “Paralysis and the Circular Nature of Memory in Villette,” which was written by my advisor, Professor Melfi (published under her maiden name). The article was published in The Journal of English and Germanic…
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