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Reading Women in the Works of Austen and Flaubert

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003956/00001

Material Information

Title: Reading Women in the Works of Austen and Flaubert In Which Three Heroines Learn How to Read, or Die Trying
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Lancaster, Mary
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Reading
Women Reading
Austen, Jane
Flaubert, Gustave
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores Jane Austen and Gustave Flaubert�s critique of women�s reading practices through their presentation of reading heroines, as well as these female characters� relationships with their reading counterparts of both genders. The first chapter focuses on the development of Catherine Morland, the heroine of Austen�s Northanger Abbey, both as a reader who moves from a literal to a critical reading mode and as a character who grows from ignorance to awareness. The second chapter examines Marianne Dashwood of Austen�s Sense and Sensibility, demonstrating the author�s agenda of promoting the evolution of anti-social, excessively sentimental reading practices into a more acceptable, sense-based reading system. The final chapter centers on Flaubert�s Madame Bovary and the author�s use of the title character�s frustration and disillusionment to critique gender bias in nineteenth-century French reading practices. I conclude that both Austen and Flaubert punish reading practices and social interactions which violate the established system of propriety in their respective societies. Further, I argue that both authors use their critique of problematic reading strategies as a gateway to a greater exploration of late eighteenthand early nineteenth-century England and France in terms of social restrictiveness and lack of educational opportunities for women.
Statement of Responsibility: by Mary Lancaster
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Van Tuyl, Jocelyn

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 L24
System ID: NCFE003956:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003956/00001

Material Information

Title: Reading Women in the Works of Austen and Flaubert In Which Three Heroines Learn How to Read, or Die Trying
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Lancaster, Mary
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Reading
Women Reading
Austen, Jane
Flaubert, Gustave
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores Jane Austen and Gustave Flaubert�s critique of women�s reading practices through their presentation of reading heroines, as well as these female characters� relationships with their reading counterparts of both genders. The first chapter focuses on the development of Catherine Morland, the heroine of Austen�s Northanger Abbey, both as a reader who moves from a literal to a critical reading mode and as a character who grows from ignorance to awareness. The second chapter examines Marianne Dashwood of Austen�s Sense and Sensibility, demonstrating the author�s agenda of promoting the evolution of anti-social, excessively sentimental reading practices into a more acceptable, sense-based reading system. The final chapter centers on Flaubert�s Madame Bovary and the author�s use of the title character�s frustration and disillusionment to critique gender bias in nineteenth-century French reading practices. I conclude that both Austen and Flaubert punish reading practices and social interactions which violate the established system of propriety in their respective societies. Further, I argue that both authors use their critique of problematic reading strategies as a gateway to a greater exploration of late eighteenthand early nineteenth-century England and France in terms of social restrictiveness and lack of educational opportunities for women.
Statement of Responsibility: by Mary Lancaster
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Van Tuyl, Jocelyn

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 L24
System ID: NCFE003956:00001

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