Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:38 am by M. in ,    No comments
A recent book of essays which includes one about Charlotte Brontë:
Biofiction and Writers' Afterlives
Bethany Layne (editor)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4967-8
July 2020

The twelve essays collected in this work explore the afterlives of nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers in biographical fiction, or biofiction, and its sister genre, the biopic. The essays situate these genres in relation to their generic, cultural, and ideological contexts, and are organised into four groups. The first locates the origins of biofiction in the historical novel, and in Modernist experiments in life writing, while the second consists of case studies of biofiction about writers from the long nineteenth century: Charlotte Brontë, Henry James, Constance Fenimore Woolson, and Rupert Brooke. A guest essay by novelist Maggie Gee opens the third group, which analyses the fertile sub-genre of biographical novels about Woolf, while the fourth and final part of the book concerns the related genre of the biopic.
The volume is comprised entirely of original commissions, whose authors include postgraduate students, practitioners and specialists in biographical writing. It will appeal to undergraduates and postgraduates on life writing and contemporary literature modules, as well as fans of the featured biographical novelists and their subjects.
The book includes the chapter:
Portraits of the Writer as a Young Woman: Re-Imagining Charlotte Brontë in Biofiction by Kylie Mirmohamadi


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