Charlotte Brontë's Art of Sensation

Hughes, John D ORCID: 0000-0002-2187-2911 (2001) Charlotte Brontë's Art of Sensation. Transactions of the Brontë Society, 26 (1). pp. 19-26. doi:10.1179/030977601794173268

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This article explores what are seen as the sensory and affective dimensions of Charlotte Brontë's fiction, both in terms of the ways in which she organizes the scenes and plots of her novels, and in terms of the effects of her language. The discussion surveys passages from The Professor, Villette, Jane Eyre, and Shirley in relation to these physical and passional concerns. The article draws on the work of Gilles Deleuze in describing the unconscious as a power of embodied intelligence and sympathy.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bronte, Charlotte 1816-1855; Literature
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR401 Modern > PR451 19th century
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2015 15:17
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:57

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