Approaching Charlotte Brontë in the Twenty-First Century

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620208
Title:
Approaching Charlotte Brontë in the Twenty-First Century
Authors:
Wynne, Deborah
Abstract:
This essay offers an overview of recent criticism in Charlotte Brontë studies. In the year of Brontë's bicentenary, it takes stock of some of the latest approaches and topics covered, including material culture, disability, screen and stage adaptations, sexuality, regional identity, education, trading networks, the periodical press, and the law. Although much of this new criticism contributes to a fresh understanding of Charlotte Brontë's work and legacy, Jane Eyre continues to dominate most critical discussions, and this essay calls for more attention to be paid to The Professor, Shirley, and Villette. It welcomes those historicist readings that continue the important work of contextualizing Brontë's oeuvre, a project that has transformed her from the reticent provincial writer of semi‐autobiographical fiction presented by early critics into a political and socially engaged
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Wynne, D. (2017 - in press). Approaching Charlotte Brontë in the Twenty-First Century. Literature Compass
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Literature Compass
Publication Date:
2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620208
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1741-4113
Appears in Collections:
English

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dc.contributor.authorWynne, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-19T18:33:53Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-19T18:33:53Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationWynne, D. (2017 - in press). Approaching Charlotte Brontë in the Twenty-First Century. Literature Compassen
dc.identifier.issn1741-4113-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620208-
dc.description.abstractThis essay offers an overview of recent criticism in Charlotte Brontë studies. In the year of Brontë's bicentenary, it takes stock of some of the latest approaches and topics covered, including material culture, disability, screen and stage adaptations, sexuality, regional identity, education, trading networks, the periodical press, and the law. Although much of this new criticism contributes to a fresh understanding of Charlotte Brontë's work and legacy, Jane Eyre continues to dominate most critical discussions, and this essay calls for more attention to be paid to The Professor, Shirley, and Villette. It welcomes those historicist readings that continue the important work of contextualizing Brontë's oeuvre, a project that has transformed her from the reticent provincial writer of semi‐autobiographical fiction presented by early critics into a political and socially engageden
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.subjectCharlotte Brontëen
dc.subjectliterary criticismen
dc.titleApproaching Charlotte Brontë in the Twenty-First Centuryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalLiterature Compassen
dc.date.accepted2016-08-11-
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