'Cecilia', de Fanny Burney: La nece(si)dad de guardar las apariencias (Fanny Burney's 'Cecilia': The Foolish Compulsion to Keep Up Appearances)

Ibercampus (August 28, 2015)

8 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2016

Date Written: August 28, 2015

Abstract

Spanish abstract: Leemos la novela de Frances ('Fanny') Burney 'Cecilia' (1782) como una obra sintomática de la sofocante sumisión de la autora a la ideología patriarcal burguesa, y al control de la identidad sexual y de clase efectuados por ella mediante los rituales de la cortesía social. La novela también es una negociación simbólica de las tensiones creadas por el conflicto entre la necesidad de una expresión auténtica y los protocolos sociales.

English abstract: Frances ('Fanny') Burney's novel 'Cecilia' (1782) is read as a work symptomatic of the author's suffocating submission to patriarchal bourgeois ideology and its control of sexual and class identities through the rituals of social politeness. The novel is also a symbolic coming to terms with the conflicting demands of authentic self-expression and social proprieties.

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Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, 'Cecilia', de Fanny Burney: La nece(si)dad de guardar las apariencias (Fanny Burney's 'Cecilia': The Foolish Compulsion to Keep Up Appearances) (August 28, 2015). Ibercampus (August 28, 2015), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2711280

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

Gran Via 2
Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.garcialanda.net

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