The Shipwreck in the Shadows: a post-structuralist reading of the sublime in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Charlotte Brontë’s Villette and Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Nicole Papas

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Abstract

The thesis examines the relationship between the reader and narrative across the nineteenth-century, drawing on the
experience of the sublime, and more specifically on changing ideas about narrative space and the transaction between
spectator and image.It elucidates the sublime setting in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Charlotte Brontë's Villette and Bram
Stoker's Dracula, and uses the ship/wreck trope as an overarching subject through which to pursue this enquiry. This involves an exploration of the lateral shift between a concept, a subject and an image, a tripartite relationship between the sublime subject, the reader, and the spaces where spectator, reader and object co-exist.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date22 Mar 2017
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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