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Volume 2 Issue 9

April 2016

Situating the Other in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre
Dr. Supriya Singh, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
Vasant Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Kamachha, 
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Along with other leading contemporary intellectual such as Edward Said and Homi Bhabha, Spivak has challenged the disciplinary conventions of literary criticism by focusing on the cultural texts of those who are often marginalized by the dominant western culture: the new immigrant, the working class, women and the post-colonial subject. Spivak’s deconstructive reading was influenced by her Prof. Paul de Man- one of the most prominent advocate of deconstruction in North America during 1960s and 1970s Paul de Man argues that the meaning of a literary text is not stable but is radically indeterminate and therefore always open to further questioning and that the texts contain blind spots which always and necessarily lead to errors and misleading. Exploiting various theories, Spivak has dealt with Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre (1848), a western canonical literary text of 19th century to expose the thematic of imperialism and to reveal the racial biases that constitute even apparently humanist texts.
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