Sunday, June 08, 2014

Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:57 pm by M. in , , , ,    No comments
The British Library has uploaded this video where
Professor John Bowen explores the central role of women in Jane Eyre and the unique role of the governess in 19th-century society. Filmed at the Brontë Parsonage, Haworth.

Sheila Kohler writes in Psychology Today on the importance of fairy tales:
This reversal which so often lies at the heart of any good story ( think of Jane Eyre who ultimately marries Mr Rochester, a damaged Mr. Rochester to boot, in Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece ) is particularly satisfying to the small, helpless, and completely dependent child. Here, in these ancient tales, the small boy or girl can through the hero/heroine triumph over the large and often dangerous-seeming adults around him or her.
Cosmopolitan describes Limerick Country in Ireland like this
Apparently Mrs West was not a fan of her honeymoon destination.
The city of Limerick in Ireland boasts beautiful landscapes that belong in an Emily Brontë novel, friendly locals with thick accents, but not much else.
The Glens Falls Post-Star recommends reading Jane Austen:
“She was buried in Winchester Cathedral, and on her tomb, richly devoted to her piety, there is no mention of her greatest claim to fame — her literary career,” Golden said. “While she won the praise of many 19th-century authors, such as Sir Walter Scott and George Henry Lewes (George Eliot’s significant other), others like Charlotte Brontë and Henry James found her vision limited. By the mid-20th century, she was recognized as worthy of being included in the canon of English literature.”
Her books originally were published anonymously under the moniker “A Lady,” which let readers know the author’s gender, if not her name.
“In the early to mid 19th century, women began to write, but many wrote under pseudonyms, such as the Brontë sisters. Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë wrote under the androgynous pen names of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell,” Golden said. (Doug Gruse)
Jewish Journal quotes Charlotte Brontë.
And Charlotte Brontë chimed in "I would always rather be happy than dignified." (Dr. Afshine Emrani)
Canyon News has a curious way to begin a review of X-Men: Days of Future Past:
My fascination with comic books when I was much younger was short lived and focused on Veronica and Betty in the “Archie” comics. Very quickly, however, I moved on to my hometown librarian’s selections at my request for a “romance novel” which included “My Brother Michael” (Mary Stewart), “Jane Eyre” (Charlotte Brontë), “Wuthering Heights” (Emily Brontë) and “Pride and Prejudice” (Jane Austen) and which began my lifelong love of books; thus, I never wandered into the hero/villain area of the comic book genre. (Pat Tyrer)
The Sunday Times devotes an article to the Irish band Sleep Thieves. Their latest album is You Want the Night which they describe like this:
If Kate Bush had joined Enya and Bat for Lashes to pen a soundtrack for Jane Eyre this album could be it. Haunting, dreamy and cinematic, it opens up and rolls in like a storm over the moors, calling out to a forgotten love, enticing and caressing the listener.
The writer Christy Childers posts about Her Life in Jane Eyre on Bookriot. Ananicolamisa3 reviews Agnes Grey in Romanian.


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