Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016 12:01 am by M. in , , , ,    No comments
One of the fall courses of the University of Kentucky is
Remaking Jane Eyre
Instructor: Janet Eldred
007: MW 3-4:15

What makes a classic like Jane Eyre work—over time and in so many incarnations?  This section of ENG 130 will begin with Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre and move on to at least two film adaptions.  We’ll then look at two “literary” works inspired by the novel—Jean Rhys’s 1966 Wide Sargasso Sea and Rita Maria Martinez’s 2016 poetry collection The Jane and Bertha in Me.  Of course, before moving on to your own creative projects inspired by this classic, we’ll dip our toes into the world of Jane Eyre fan fiction.  Expect to read, write short informal responses, take a midterm examination, and compose a creative project.
Incidentally, Rita Maria Martinez will read poems from her The Jane and Bertha in Me collection this Sunday, September 18 in Books & Books, Coral Gables, Florida:


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