Friday, December 27, 2019

Friday, December 27, 2019 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
More recent Brontë scholar papers that have not been featured before on this blog:
The Discourse of the Supernatural in Victorian Novels
Ioana Boghian
Interstudia, 19 (2016), 55-65

The Victorians obsessed over the supernatural. Their fascination with the otherworldly emerges in the literature of the day. Our paper aims at highlighting the presence of the discourse of the imaginary in several Victorian novels (Emily Brontë – Wuthering Heights; Charlotte Brontë – Villette and Jane Eyre; Thomas Hardy – The Return of the Native) and identifying its functions. The paper will approach the discourse of the imaginary and the supernatural from two perspectives: one of the lines of discussion will correlate the use of the imaginary and the supernatural to the characters’ feelings and emotions; the second line of discussion will attempt to correlate the fictional discourse of the imaginary and the supernatural with the Victorian discourse of superstition and religion.
The Library at ‘Thrushcroft Grange’: The Pennine Library of Robert Heaton
Bob Duckett
Library & Information History, 32, (2016) -1-2, 72-87

This article provides an account of the library at Ponden Hall, home of the influential Heaton family for nearly 400 years. Situated close to the Lancashire–Yorkshire border, it was used as a source of reading by the Brontë children in their formative years. The library was formed in the late eighteenth century and sold by auction in 1899. Reconstructing the contents of the library from a badly compiled auctioneer’s catalogue, the author shows how the library reflected the concerns of a landowning gentry family who became entrepreneurs in the textile industry. A journal of Robert Heaton (1726–1794) provides information on how the books were acquired. The possible use of the library by the Brontë family is noted.
Der böse Eros
Dr. Claudia Simone Dorchain:
Aufklärung und Kritik 70(4),  2019

Dr. Claudia Simone Dorchain behandelt in ihrem Essay "Der böse Eros" am Beispiel des Romans "Sturmhöhe" (Wuthering Heights) von Emily Brontë den Eros und seine Wirkungen in der Gesellschaft des 19. (Humanisticher Pressedienst)


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