Bodily Things and Thingly Bodies: Circumventing the Subject-Object Binary

  • Isobel Armstrong
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture book series (PNWC)


I begin with a moment from Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847) describing an encounter with things, where bodily, sensory, and imaginative life are fused.


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