Friday, January 28, 2022

Friday, January 28, 2022 7:54 am by Cristina in , , , , ,    No comments
The Telegraph, Express and Daily Mail all comment on a new trigger warning in an Approaches to Literature module at the University of Chester which includes three set texts: JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games and Philip Pullman's Northern Lights
The trigger warning seen by MailOnline tells students: 'Although we are studying a selection of Young Adult texts on this Module, the nature of the theories we apply to them can lead to some difficult conversations about gender, race, sexuality, class, and identity.
'These topics will be treated objectively, critically, and most crucially, with respect. If anyone has any issues with the content, please get in touch with the Module Leader to make them aware.' [...]
The warning at the bottom of his module is not featured on any other reading lists seen by MailOnline, which include works by Shakespeare, Charlotte Brontë and Arthur Conan Doyle. (Dan Sales)
Give them time.

The Washington Post asked readers to share their desert island books.
And WonderfulWorld also used “books I have read more than once” as a litmus test to come up with a lineup that included “North and South,” by Elizabeth Gaskell; “Jane Eyre,” by Charlotte Brontë; “These Old Shades,” by Georgette Heyer; and “any of the E. Nesbit books I can cram into the box!” (Stephanie Merry)
Both Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights make it onto GoodHousekeeping's list of '100 best books to read by women authors'.
4. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
As one of the most esteemed British novels ever, Wuthering Heights is likely a story you read at school. But consider giving it a re-read, so you can appreciate the hauntingly beautiful love story. [...]
27. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
To society, Jane Eyre is a poor, plain governess but she wins the heart of her wealthy employer, the brooding Mr Rochester. The path to true love never did run smooth – and he harbours a dark secret that threatens to derail their happiness. (Joanne Finney)
A contributor to The Campus claims that,
I, too, have fostered fantasies of being a dark and mysterious stranger who wears long coats and furiously annotates my copy of “Wuthering Heights.” (Sydney Emerson)
Página 12 (Argentina) reviews The House on Netflix.
Por lo pronto, es innegable que la obra, o mejor aún, el fantasma de Charles Dickens es el combustible que alimenta al primer episodio. Su historia se desarrolla bajo las reglas de ese gótico que va del romanticismo oscuro presente en las obras de las hermanas Brontë, al no menos sombrío espíritu victoriano encarnado en el Dr. Jekyll y el Sr.Hyde, de Stevenson. Ahí, una familia que vive en una humilde cabaña en el campo recibe la propuesta de un millonario filántropo, quien les ofrece construirles una casa bajo la condición de que abandonen su hogar mientras dure la obra, para mudarse a la mansión del magnate. Ya en la casona comenzarán a ocurrir cosas extrañas, que solo serán percibidas como tal por las dos niñas de la familia, mientras que los padres irán quedando presos de la vida burguesa. (Juan Pablo Cinelli) (Translation)
In the Belfast Telegraph, Aoife Hinds 'explains why she jumped at chance to present documentary on the Brontë sisters'.


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