Sunday, November 28, 2021

Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments

Some recent video discussions that can be of interest to the readers of BrontëBlog:

The Rosenbach Museum continues the series Sundays with Jane Eyre:

Dr. Octavia Cox recently uploaded a discussion on Jane Eyre:
Analysis of two passages of Charlotte Brontë’s brilliant novel Jane Eyre (1847), one which is celebrated as an example of overt Victorian era feminism & rejection of traditional gender roles, and the other which describes Jane Eyre’s role as Adèle Varens’ governess. The lecture considers two main questions. Is there a contradiction in the way that the narrative voice describes Jane Eyre as a governess to Adèle Varens & Jane Eyre’s (or Charlotte Brontë’s?) cry against custom for herself? If so, what should we take from this contradiction of feminism on the one hand, & conforming to Victorian era gender roles & expectations on the other? The video closes with reference to Bertha Mason/Mrs Rochester (the madwoman in the attic).

OUTLINE OF LECTURE of the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë:
- Analysis of Jane Eyre as a governess to Adèle Varens
- Analysis of Jane Eyre’s own feminism & rebellion against Victorian era gender roles
- Reference to Bertha Mason/Mrs Rochester, & what her laugh might symbolise


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