Date Thesis Awarded


Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)




Deborah Denenholz Morse

Committee Members

Suzanne Raitt

Kim Wheatley

Kathrin Levitan


As a female author, Charlotte Brontë was especially concerned both with how women were represented in art and how female artists were perceived by their audiences. Her sisters and fellow authors, Anne and Emily Brontë, were equally preoccupied by depictions of the female artist. Often critiqued for the immorality of their novels, Charlotte, Anne, and Emily were given a different set of standards for their work than their male counterparts. Brontëan writing shows these three authors evaluating, critiquing, and challenging the standards set for female novelists and determining their own standards for women's art.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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