Friday, August 14, 2020

Friday, August 14, 2020 2:10 am by M. in ,    No comments
Two more Brontë papers published in non-occidental scholar journals:
Jane’s Thoughts on Education as Gender Equality in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre
Mega Gita Aguestha
Litera Kultura, Vol 8, No 2 (2020)

This study analyzes Jane’s thoughts on education as gender equality which is considered to be a reflection of Jane Eyre's character in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. Education as gender equality means a woman has the right to education or equal participation for both genders. As well as gender equality means when women and men enjoy the same status and have the same opportunity to realize human rights and their potential to contribute to political, economic, social, and cultural development, and to benefit from the results. This study concerns the analysis of Jane Eyre's character and her actions as an educated woman. Bronte describes the character as an intelligent, independent, and capable young woman that has a strong ambitious vision to the world measured by education to seek about gender equality. This study aims to reveal education as gender equality that be considered to reflect Jane Eyre’s role. This study uses an objective method to analyze Jane’s thoughts on education as gender equality depicted in Jane Eyre’s character. After that, the objective method also uses finding education that reflection of liberal feminism thought as the impact on Jane Eyre's life journey. This study uses the theory of liberal feminism and First Wave Feminism as the umbrella. The method uses qualitative methods and uses interpret critical in analyzing the problem. Thus, the final result is Jane Eyre is considered to reflect a woman's liberal feminism thought which education as the way to get equality in her act and mind. The impact of her thought toward education is through the education of Jane into a better transformation that changes her mind to be an educated and empowered woman.
An Extra-European Reader’s Rereading of The Professor
Mst. Sharmin Sultana
International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences, 5(4) Jul-Aug 2020

Nineteenth-century English novel and British colonial history share a very special relationship. Though mostly the novels of this period played an important role in constructing the ideology that helped the process of imperialism start and retains, the interaction among different agencies regarding the colonial project in any particular novel is very complicated. The paper seeks to re-read the first written but posthumously published novel by Charlotte Brontë, The Professor. Though on the surface The Professor seems to be an innocent love story, a contrapuntal reading unveils the apparent or latent references to colonialism in it. Though in this novel imperial power Belgium plays a great role, direct or indirect references to British colonies are also there. In fact, the exploration of Belgian Colonial power seems to be an oblique mode of dealing with the British Empire. Rereading The Professor with an awareness of colonial history can be helpful in the understanding of the subtle hegemonic working of the neo-colonisation of the present time.


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