Monday, June 06, 2016

Monday, June 06, 2016 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
One of the highlights of this Brontë season is already available:

A Companion to the BrontësEdited by Diane Long Hoeveler, Deborah Denenholz Morse
ISBN: 978-1-118-40494-2
632 pages
May 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

A Companion to the Brontës brings the latest literary research and theory to bear on the life, work, and legacy of the Brontë family.
Includes sections on literary and critical contexts, individual texts, historical and cultural contexts, reception studies, and the family’s continuing influence
Features in-depth articles written by well-known and emerging scholars from around the world
Addresses topics such as the Gothic tradition, film and dramatic adaptation, psychoanalytic approaches, the influence of religion, and political and legal questions of the day – from divorce and female disinheritance, to worker reform
Incorporates recent work in Marxist, feminist, post-colonial, and race and gender studies

The Table of Contents is simply overwhelming:
Notes on Contributors
Introduction Deborah Denenholz Morse and Diane Long Hoeveler
Part I Imaginative Forms and Literary/Critical Contexts
1 Experimentation and the Early Writings, Christine Alexander
2 The Brontës and the Gothic Tradition, Diane Long Hoeveler
3 The Critical Recuperation of and Theoretical Approaches to the Brontës, Lisa Jadwin
4 Journeying Home: Jane Eyre and Catherine Earnshaw’s Coming ]of ]Age Stories, Amy J. Robinson
Part II Texts 
5 Wuthering Heights, Louise Lee
6 Jane Eyre,  Margaret Markwick
7 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Kari Lokke
8 Agnes Grey, Judith E. Pike
9 Charlotte Brontë’s The Professor, Tabitha Sparks
10 Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley, Herbert Rosengarten
11 Villette, Penny Boumelha
12 Poetry, Campaigning Articles, and Letters by Patrick Brontë, Dudley Green
13 The Poetry and Verse Drama of Branwell Brontë, Julie Donovan
14 Poetry of Anne, Charlotte, and Emily, John Maynard
15 The Artwork of the Brontës, Nancy V. Workman
16 The Letters and Brussels Essays, Karen E. Laird
Part III Reception Studies
17 The Brontës and the Periodicals of the 1820s and 1830s, Lucasta Miller
18 The Brontës and the Victorian Reading Public, 1846–1860, Alexis Easley
Part IV Historical, Intellectual, and Cultural Contexts
19 The Temptations of a Daughterless Mother: Jane Eyre and the Feminist/Postcolonial Dilemma, Ken Hiltner
20 Race, Slavery, and the Slave Trade, Beverly Taylor
21 Marriage and Divorce in the Novels, Beth Lau
22 Physical and Mental Health in the Brontës’ Lives and Works, Carol A. Senf
23 The Brontës and the Death Question, Carol Margaret Davison
24 The Irish Heritage of the Brontës, Edward Chitham
25 The Intellectual and Philosophical Contexts, Elisha Cohn
26 The Religion(s) of the Brontës, Miriam Elizabeth Burstein
27 Reading the Arts in the Brontë Fiction, Judith Wilt
28 Politics, Legal Concerns, and Reforms, Simon Avery
29 Class and Gender in the Brontë Novels, Tara MacDonald
Part V Afterlives of the Brontës
30 Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights and Their Filmic Adaptations, Tom Winnifrith
31 Mixed Signals: Narrative Fidelity, Female Speech, and Masculine Spectacle in Adapting the Brontë Novels as Films, Brandon Chitwood
32 Brontë Hauntings: Literary Works from Modernism to the Present, Deborah Denenholz Morse
33 The Brontë Family in Popular Culture, Abigail Burnham Bloom
34 The Brontë Parsonage Museum, the Brontë Society, and the Preservation of Brontëana, Ann Dinsdale
35 Biographical Myths and Legends of the Brontës, Sarah E. Maier


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