Title

Eyre

Date of Award

2015

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Stonecoast

First Advisor

David Anthony Durham

Second Advisor

Justin Tussing, Interim Director

Third Advisor

Dr. Manuel Avalos, Dean

Keywords

Stonecoast MFA, samurai, women in pre-industrial Japan, Shokunin

Abstract

Charlotte Bronte's semi-autobiographical 1847 novel Jane Eyre is the source inspiration for EYRE, an illustrated adaptation . EYRE takes the protagonist Jane, an orphaned governess, and places her in a fantastical construct which bridges the worlds of 19th century Japan and England. Jane's story becomes one of an unexpected warrior battling the dark demons of alienation and desire which populate her psyche. Characters are reinterpreted as mythological creatures from within the Japanese spiritual pantheon.

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