Synopses & Reviews
The novels of Charlotte and Emily Bronte have become canonical texts for the application of twentieth century literary and cultural theory. Along with the work of their sister, Anne, their texts are regarded as a sources of diversity in themselves, full of conflictual material which different schools of criticism have analysed and interpreted. This book shows how the Brontes writings engage with the major issues which dominate twentieth century theoretical work. The essays are grouped under broad schools of theory- biographical; feminist; marxist; psychoanalytical and postcolonial.
Table of Contents
Wuthering Heights /Terry Eagleton --A dialogue of self and soul: plain Jane's progress /Sandra M. GilbertandSusan Gubar --Shirley /Penny Boumelha --Villette: 'The surveillance of a sleepless eye' /Sally Shuttleworth --Words on 'great vulgar sheets': writing and social resistance in Anne Brontèe's Agnes Grey (1847) /Susan Meyer --The profession of the