Title

Narrative Surveillance and Social Control in Villette

Publication Title

Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900

Publication Date

Fall 1994

Document Type

Book Review

DOI

10.2307/450872

Keywords

phrenology, state espionage, mental illness, visual fixation, surveillance, social control, psychiatric photography, isolation

Disciplines

English Language and Literature | Personality and Social Contexts | Social Psychology | Social Psychology and Interaction | Sociology of Culture

Abstract

Analyzes the novel `Villete,' by Charlotte Brontë, and Brontë's unrelenting pursuit of human character; the novel's emphasis on close observation; influence of the practices of phrenological reading and psychiatric photography.

Publisher

The Johns Hopkins University Press

Publisher Location

Baltimore, MD


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