Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Charlotte Bronte and Gallophobia

One of Villette's most conspicuous features is its derogatory portrayal of Francaphone Brussels -- and more broadly of continental Europe -- coupled with a muscular English patriotism. The overdetermining causes and the significance of this are discussed in lecture. However at a very easy level, it is simply an expression of the inter-European and English character. Follow this link to today's online Telegraph to read how that characteristic is alive and well.

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