Depolicing Villette: Surveillance, Invisibility, and the Female Erotics of "Heretic Narrative"

Boone, Joseph A.
September 1992
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Fall92, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Explores how pervasive and self-regulating Foucauldian economy of spied and spied-upon is, and how deeply it infiltrates the thematic and textual operations of nineteenth-century fiction, notably Charlotte Bronte's `Villette.' Details of what Bronte's representation of what Foucault would call a carceral society; Foucauldian theory; Characters; Response to Teresa de Lauretis's feminist theory of narrative; More.


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