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Within the neoliberal economization of daily living, critical pedagogy proffers a holistic framework to practice “thought-full activism” in everyday life (Slee, 2011, p. 168). A primary component of critical pedagogy is to proffer students oppositional viewpoints that deconstruct dominant ideological practices. The practice of critical pedagogy enables students to identify and reformulate politicized categories of being and the worldviews they represent. With such tools, students can incorporate the creation of new knowledges through the use of course material and student dialogue to construct new ways of understanding, cultural schema, and self-reflexivity. In this context this means forefronting a critique of neoliberal ideology. In my thesis, I discuss how to use critical pedagogy in literary studies to interrogate and to offer resistance to neoliberal ideologies that commodify students, teachers, and education. The aim of this thesis is to offer readers an example of how fictional literature—Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea—might be used to facilitate students' understanding of and critical reflection upon neoliberalism and its role in shaping their lived-realities, thereby enabling students to engage "thought-fully" with the world in which they live.