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Labyrinth of Pure Reflection / Kafka

in The Problem of Distraction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775380
eISBN:
9780804778978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775380.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines Franz Kafka's thoughts on the concept of distraction. It explains that Kafka questioned the ethical status of a principle of distraction and argued that if the principle were ... More


Heroines, Hysteria and History: Jane Eyre and her Critics

Cora Kaplan

in Victoriana - Histories, Fictions, Criticism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611478
eISBN:
9780748651627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611478.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the different criticisms of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. It uses Sigmund Freud's evocative analogy as a tool to explore the charged emotions that accompany the critical ... More


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