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Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Martin's innovative Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide. Along with an authoritative text of a major literary work, each volume presents critical essays, selected or prepared especially for students, that approach the work from several contemporary critical perspectives, such as gender criticism and cultural studies. Each essay is accompanied by an introduction (with bibliography) to the history, principles, and practice of its critical perspective. Every volume also surveys the biographical, historical, and critical contexts of the literary work and concludes with a glossary of critical terms. New editions reprint cultural documents that contextualize the literary works and feature essays that show how critical perspectives can be combined.
Table of Contents
About the Series
About This Volume
PART I. JANE EYRE: THE COMPLETE TEXT
Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts
The Complete Text [Based on the 1848 Third Edition]
PART II. JANE EYRE: A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM
A Critical History of Jane Eyre
Feminist Criticism and Jane Eyre
What Is Feminist Criticism?
Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Feminist Perspective:
Sandra M. Gilbert, Plain Jane's Progress
Psychoanalytic Criticism and Jane Eyre
What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?
Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Psychoanalytic Perspective:
Dianne F. Sadoff, The Father, Castration, and Female Fantasy in Jane Eyre
Deconstruction and Jane Eyre
What Is Deconstruction?
Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography
A Deconstructive Perspective:
Nina Schwartz, No Place Like Home: The Logic of the Supplement in Jane Eyre
Cultural Criticism and Jane Eyre
What Is Cultural Criticism?
Cultural Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Cultural Perspective:
Elsie Michie, White Chimpanzees and Oriental Despots: Racial Stereotyping and Edward Rochester
Marxist Criticism and Jane Eyre
What Is Marxist Criticism?
Marxist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Marxist Perspective:
Susan Fraiman, Jane Eyre's Fall from Grace
Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms
About the Contributors