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SHAMING THE LOVE PLOT: INCONVENIENT WOMEN NAVIGATING CONVENTIONAL ROMANCE

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2013
Abstract/Description:
The love plot is one of the most widely consumed genres of fiction for women. Romance often dictates a woman's identity and her "story" or narrative, leaving little room for other avenues of self-development. However, when romance fails, even in the realm of fiction, women are left with shame. Shame might suggest a catastrophic aftereffect of the failure of women's initial investment of the love plot; however, I argue that shame functions in place of the love plot and helps to provide a critique of the oppressive and patriarchal nature of conventional romance. Using affect theory, I look at both Mrs. Henry Wood's East Lynne and Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea as they rewrite the love plot typified by Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre.
Title: SHAMING THE LOVE PLOT: INCONVENIENT WOMEN NAVIGATING CONVENTIONAL ROMANCE.
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Name(s): Wilkey, Brittan, Author
Jones, Anna Maria, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The love plot is one of the most widely consumed genres of fiction for women. Romance often dictates a woman's identity and her "story" or narrative, leaving little room for other avenues of self-development. However, when romance fails, even in the realm of fiction, women are left with shame. Shame might suggest a catastrophic aftereffect of the failure of women's initial investment of the love plot; however, I argue that shame functions in place of the love plot and helps to provide a critique of the oppressive and patriarchal nature of conventional romance. Using affect theory, I look at both Mrs. Henry Wood's East Lynne and Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea as they rewrite the love plot typified by Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre.
Identifier: CFH0004437 (IID), ucf:45089 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-05-01
B.A.
Arts and Humanities, Dept. of English
Bachelors
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Subject(s): jane eyre
east lynne
wide sargasso sea
affect theory
sensation novels
female complaint
love plot
conventional romance
inconvenient women
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004437
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Host Institution: UCF

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