The Profession of the Author: Abstraction, Advertising, and Jane Eyre Author(s): Sharon Marcus Source: PMLA, Vol. 110, No. 2, (Mar., 1995), pp. 206-219 Published by: Modern Language Association Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/462911 Accessed: 13/07/2008 13:59
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Author: Profession of the The Abstraction, Advertising, and
SHARON MARCUSis assistant professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. She is working on a book titled
Restless Houses:Domesticity in andUrban Culture Parisand 1820-1880. London,
in INCE ITS PUBLICATION 1847, Jane Eyre has been read by its detractorsand admirersas the portrayalof a willful female subject who claims her own identity.Readershave failed to note, however, that the most basic and encompassing markerof that identity,her name,...