THE DEGENERATION OF THE HUMAN BODY – IMAGES OF HUNGER IN CHARLOTTE BRONTË’S JANE EYRE

Posted On Nov 11 2015 by

Our paper attempts to draw the connection between representations of hunger in Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre and the reality of Victorian times regarding the differentiated consumption of food by members belonging to different social classes. Hunger will be approached as embodying the idea of threat, in relation to all the Victorian social classes. The deeper analysis will try to identify the functions of images of hunger in Victorian fiction, respectively social criticism and realism. Our analysis will rely on textual support provided by Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre.


MALCOLM BRADBURY AND NEW POSTMODERNISM(S) @ THE TURN OF THE MILLENNIUM – BETWEEN THE REALISTIC MODE AND EXPERIMENT

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

Discussions of what was more or less controversially termed as “postmodernism” seem to be over as long new theories seem to have signed the obituary of this period/ condition and seem to be hailing the beginning of a new chiliastic trend. The new mentality at the turn of the millennium, the new life style and perception of life were transferred into a type of fiction that regarded both towards the past and towards the future so as to meet the requirements of the present times. Focus has changed from the author to the text and back, from the writer to …