“Give me my name”: naming and identity in and around Jane Eyre

EARNSHAW, Steve (2012). “Give me my name”: naming and identity in and around Jane Eyre. Brontë Studies, 7 (3), 174-189.

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Abstract

The article discusses the importance of names, naming and identity in connection with Jane Eyre. A focus on the framing provided by the title page is the basis for insights into the importance ‘names and naming’ has for our interpretation of the novel, leading to discussion of how these elements are innovatively handled in a mid-nineteenth-century context. Such an apprehension of what a name is (or is perceived to be) becomes key to our understanding of Jane’s and the novel’s sense of self and identity.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Humanities Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1179/1474893212Z.00000000018
Depositing User: Kate Wallace
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2012 17:58
Last Modified: 31 May 2013 16:08
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6338

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