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Bronte: Jane Eyre

4. Gender and Reason

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Lecture

In this module, we continue thinking about the struggle between the genders; this time, however, we focus on how Jane negotiates her relationship with Rochester despite the gender (and class) boundaries that exist between them.

Course

In this course, we explore several aspects of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. The course is divided into two equal halves: in the first six modules, we think about some of the major themes of the novel, looking in particular at gender, race, and class; in the second, we think more about narrative structure and concept of autobiography, focusing in particular on the extent to which Jane is a reliable narrator.

Lecturer

Alfie Bown is Lecturer in Digital Media Culture and Technology at Royal Holloway, University of London. His principle research interests are in psychoanalysis, digital media, critical theory and videogames, though he has also published in nineteenth-century studies, film studies and medieval studies. He is author of The Playstation Dreamworld (2017) and In the Event of Laughter (2018) among other things. His most recent book is an edited collection of essays entitled Post-Memes: Seizing the Memes of Production (2019).

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Bown, A. (2018, August 15). Bronte: Jane Eyre - Gender and Reason [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/bronte-jane-eyre/gender-and-reason

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Bown, Alfie. "Bronte: Jane Eyre – Gender and Reason." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 15 Aug 2018, https://www.massolit.io/courses/bronte-jane-eyre/gender-and-reason