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Charlotte Brontë : legacies and afterlives

Charlotte Brontë : legacies and afterlives

Author: Amber K Regis; Deborah Wynne
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Series: Interventions: rethinking the nineteenth century.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives is a timely reflection on the persistent fascination and creative engagement with Charlotte Brontë's life and work. The new essays in this volume, which cover the period from Brontë's first publication to the twenty-first century, explain why her work has endured in so many different forms and contexts. This book brings the story of Charlotte Brontë's legacy up to date,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Charlotte Brontë.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017
Named Person: Charlotte Brontë; Charlotte Brontë; Charlotte Brontë; Charlotte Brontë
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amber K Regis; Deborah Wynne
ISBN: 9781526119841 1526119846 1526128314 9781526128317 9781526119858 1526119854 9781526119858 1526139480 9781526139481
OCLC Number: 1000154280
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 303 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Figures; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: picturing Charlotte Brontë; Part I Ghostly afterlives: cults, literary tourism and staging the life; 1 The 'Charlotte' cult: writing the literary pilgrimage, from Gaskell to Woolf ; Gaskell's 'wild little maiden from Haworth'; Charlotte's ghost, grave and things; Woolf in Haworth; Charlotte's afterlife in Haworth; Notes; References; 2 The path out of Haworth: mobility, migration and the global in Charlotte Brontë's Shirley ... Shirley's 'furrin' parts''Wandering alone in strange countries': women on the move; What Rose did next: the writings of Mary Taylor; Conclusion; Notes; References; 3 Brontë countries: nation, gender and place in the literary landscapes of Haworth and Brussels ; Brontë myths; Literary tourists in Brussels; Notes; References; 4 Reading the revenant in Charlotte Brontë's literary afterlives: charting the path from the 'silent country' ... ; 'Unquiet souls!' The Brontës in poetic proto-fiction; Suffused with the supernatural: Elizabeth Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Brontë From silent sleepers to speaking spectresNotes; References; 5 Charlotte Brontë on stage: 1930s biodrama and the archive/museum performed ; Relics and remains: museum, biography and edition; Archival contingencies: Alfred Sangster's The Brontës (1932); Curatorial contingencies: Rachel Ferguson's Charlotte Brontë (1933); 'They and I belong to the immortals.'; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; Part II Textual legacies: influences and adaptations; 6 'Poetry, as I comprehend the word': Charlotte Brontë's lyric afterlife ; Lyrics and old ballads in The Professor and Jane Eyre. The quiet poet in ShirleyConclusion: lyrics and old ballads in Jane Eyre II; Note; References; 7 The legacy of Lucy Snowe: reconfiguring spinsterhood and the Victorian family in inter-war women's writing ; The Brontë myth and mid-Victorian reticence; Victorian spinsterhood and changing perceptions of women's work; Rebelling against the Victorian family: the spinster heroines of May Sinclair and Winifred Holtby; Notes; References; 8 Hunger, rebellion and rage: adapting Villette ; 'Hunger, rebellion, and rage'; 'Old and new acquaintance': Villette as always already adapted. Spying and surveillance in VilletteThe Pensionnat Beck and education; Paul Emanuel; Voicing Lucy Snowe; 'There is enough said': the ending of Villette; Conclusion; Notes; References; 9 The ethics of appropriation; or, the 'mere spectre' of Jane Eyre ... ; Respect or retaliation, nostalgia or theft: accessibility, unresolved tensions ... ; Complicated layers of re-vision: the presence of Wide Sargasso Sea; 'Worn to nothing'? Depletion, originality and the 'mere spectre' of Jane Eyre; Doing a similar plot in different voices: secrets, marginalisation and multiplicity.
Series Title: Interventions: rethinking the nineteenth century.
Responsibility: edited by Amber K. Regis and Deborah Wynne.


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