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11. Narrative Structure
About this Lecture
In this module, we think about how the narrative structure of the novel contributes to the overall sense of mystery. In particular, we consider the extent to which the novel acts as a warning for digging too deeply into the past, and uncovering things which may be best left undiscovered.
In this course we look at several aspects of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. In the first six sections, we focus on Romanticism and what it means to call Heathcliff a Romantic hero. In second six sections, we focus on individual themes in the novel, including the concepts of alienation, madness and hysteria, town and country, nostalgia, and the Gothic.
Alfie Bown is Lecturer in Digital Media Culture and Technology at Royal Holloway, University of London. His principle research interests are in psychoanalysis, digital media, critical theory and videogames, though he has also published in nineteenth-century studies, film studies and medieval studies. He is author of The Playstation Dreamworld (2017) and In the Event of Laughter (2018) among other things. His most recent book is an edited collection of essays entitled Post-Memes: Seizing the Memes of Production (2019).
Cite this Lecture
Bown, A. (2018, August 15). Bronte: Wuthering Heights - Narrative Structure [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/bronte-wuthering-heights/narrative-structure
Bown, Alfie. "Bronte: Wuthering Heights – Narrative Structure." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 15 Aug 2018, https://massolit.io/courses/bronte-wuthering-heights/narrative-structure