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Remember that time Stevie Nicks wrote a song about Bertha and Rochester?

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celestialmazer:

Julia Callon - Houses of Fiction

Artist Statement: Houses of Fiction

       ‘Whether domestic spaces are depicted as places of confinement or refuge, the private sphere is an evident preoccupation for many nineteenth-century female writers. Often a reflection of women’s ‘place’ in society, the stories depicted in this series demonstrate the metaphorical and literal significance of space. Borrowing partially from literary criticism, this series attempts to synthesize ideas and images through the process of interpretation and adaptation. In each of the five selected stories conventional notions of womanhood are undermined, inciting conflict and eventually ‘madness’ - this tension is implicit in each of the narratives examined.
        The dichotomous representation of women - mad or sane - is crucial to represent in this series. Therefore, each story is presented as a diptych: one image represents the passive, subservient woman, while the other image represents ‘madness’. The first image is literal and based on the emphatic description of space in the individual stories. Alternatively, the representation of the maddening consequence of confinement.

http://www.juliacallon.com

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Friends always forget those whom fortune forsakes.

Charlotte Brontë (Jane Eyre)

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ivebeenreadinglatelyannex:

[S]eek out and gain the friendship of the highest and best in literature … but as for the general body of those who call themselves literary men avoid them as a moral pestilence.

Charlotte Bronte, advice to author John Stores Smith, 1850

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You ask me if I do not think that men are strange beings - I do indeed, I have often thought so - and I think too that the mode of bringing them up is strange, they are not half sufficiently guarded from temptation - Girls are protected as if they were something very frail and silly indeed while boys are turned loose on the world as if they - of all beings in existence, were the wisest and the least liable to be led astray.
Charlotte Bronte in a letter to her former headmistress Miss Wooler (via thebrontes)

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pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 30, 1818:  English Author Emily Brontë is Born
Emily Brontë, of the famous Brontë sisters writing trio, was born on this day in 1818 in Yorkshire, England.  Because of the harsh living conditions in disease-ridden 19th Century England, the Brontë sisters witnessed the deterioration and death of nearly all of their family members, which deeply impacted their writing.  Emily Brontë herself was met by an early death in 1848, leaving behind the legacy of a single novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic work of English literature. 
Take a behind-the-scene look at Masterpiece’s film “Wuthering Heights” based on the Emily Brontë novel.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 30, 1818:  English Author Emily Brontë is Born

Emily Brontë, of the famous Brontë sisters writing trio, was born on this day in 1818 in Yorkshire, England.  Because of the harsh living conditions in disease-ridden 19th Century England, the Brontë sisters witnessed the deterioration and death of nearly all of their family members, which deeply impacted their writing.  Emily Brontë herself was met by an early death in 1848, leaving behind the legacy of a single novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic work of English literature. 

Take a behind-the-scene look at Masterpiece’s film “Wuthering Heights” based on the Emily Brontë novel.

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judyxberman:

Oh, you know, just having the kind of Monday where I needed to listen to Bikini Kill on the way to work and got to thinking that if “Rah! Rah! Replica” was not actually written about Bertha from Jane Eyre, it would at least be perfect as her theme song:

I caught my boyfriend kissing a replica
Oh God, she looked just like me
Only nice and sweet and better
But she’s not bacon, boy
She’s fucking sizzlelean, yeah

She burnt my dresses and she cut my hair
She burnt my dresses and she cut my hair
He burnt my dresses and he cut my hair
Doused out the fire in my stare


(cc: Mikki)

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