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Title: The treatment of emotion in Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë
Author: Scannell, Michael
ISNI:       0000 0001 3554 7602
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1975
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Charlotte Brontë wrote some memorable criticism of Jane Austen. What particularly affronted her was Jane Austen's treatment of emotion. This suggests grounds for comparison. If conducted historically the comparison makes more sense. It also helps to consider the novel as 'conjectural history', i.e. to assign (some) novels not to the category of make-believe (creating imaginary worlds which only make sense if certain conventions are accepted), nor that of lying (evoking possible but partial worlds for consolation), but that of guesswork (considering what might have happened in this world).
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Criticism and interpretation ; Emotions in literature