Moors, Mansions, and Museums: Transgressing Gendered Spaces in Novels of the Brontë Sisters by Zuzanna JakubowskiMoors, Mansions, and Museums: Transgressing Gendered Spaces in Novels of the Brontë Sisters by Zuzanna Jakubowski

Moors, Mansions, and Museums: Transgressing Gendered Spaces in Novels of the Brontë Sisters

byZuzanna Jakubowski

Paperback | December 14, 2009

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The works of Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Brontë are saturated with spatial metaphors, their composition inevitably reflecting Victorian concepts of gender and the ideology of ‘separate spheres’. Questioning the binary interpretation of incarceration and flight, this study focuses on how, through a transgression of narrated, textual, and metaphorical spaces, the Brontës’ feminine protagonists show the ideological divide between male and female spaces to be more permeable than previously acknowledged. Applying the spatial concepts of Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Félix Guattari, this study examines how the normative dichotomy of the ‘separate spheres’ in the selected novels is destabilized through a transgression of literary spaces.
The Author: Zuzanna Jakubowski has studied English and Comparative Literature at the University of Potsdam and the University of Southampton (UK). She is currently a doctoral student at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies at the Free University of Berlin.
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Title:Moors, Mansions, and Museums: Transgressing Gendered Spaces in Novels of the Brontë SistersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.27 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:December 14, 2009Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: Space as a Concept of Cultural Criticism – Spatial Turn, Gendered Spaces – Victorian Concepts of Gendered Space – Separate Spheres – Literary Spaces – Space in Literature – Space as Category of Gendered Literary Analysis – Gendered Spaces of Victorian Literature – Transgressing Spatial Dichotomies – Brontë Studies – Motif of Imprisonment – Misreading Spaces – Invasion of Artistic Spaces – Heterotopian Spaces – Smooth and Striated Spaces.