A Memória em Rebecca, de Daphne du Maurier

Translated title of the contribution: Memory in Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier

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Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca has been an exceptionally popular novel, never out of print since the first edition, in 1938. In a cycle of lectures dedicated to the subject of “memory”, Rebecca can be seen from the perspective of literary memory and placed in a genealogy that includes the Gothic Novel and Jane Eyre, and as inspiration for the Female Gothic and contemporary feminist readings of the novel, that completely subvert the earlier interpretations. Written in the first person by a narrator with no name, Rebecca offers endless possibilities of interpretation, from the idea of the “reliability” of the narrator and the way she reconstructs events from memory, to the way she presents the various memories of Rebecca by other characters. Rebecca is, therefore, analysed as a study in memory.
Translated title of the contributionMemory in Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
Original languagePortuguese
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2024
EventOs vastos palácios da memória: Curso de Filosofia, Literatura e Espiritualidade - Capela do Rato, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 15 Jan 202422 Apr 2024


ConferenceOs vastos palácios da memória


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