Narrative Surveillance and Social Control in Villette
Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900
phrenology, state espionage, mental illness, visual fixation, surveillance, social control, psychiatric photography, isolation
English Language and Literature | Personality and Social Contexts | Social Psychology | Social Psychology and Interaction | Sociology of Culture
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.
Shaw, Margaret (1994). Narrative Surveillance and Social Control in Villette. Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 34(4), 813-833. doi: 10.2307/450872 Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.kent.edu/engpubs/112
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