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Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

Amber K. Regis and Deborah Wynne

Abstract

Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and afterlives examines the persistent fascination and creative engagement with Charlotte Brontë’s life and work in the context of the bicentenary of her birth. The essays in this volume cover the period from Brontë’s first publication to the twenty-first century, explaining why the author has been at the forefront of literary cultures. The contributors engage with topics including: the author cult which emerged shortly after her death; literary tourism in Haworth and Brussels; stage adaptations of her life and novels; her poetic legacy; the afterlives of her plots a ... More

Keywords: Adaptation, Appropriation, Authorship, Bicentenary, Biography, Charlotte Brontë, Literary heritage, Literary reputation, Literary tourism, Neo-Victorianism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781784992460
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784992460.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amber K. Regis, editor
University of Sheffield

Deborah Wynne, editor
University of Chester

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Contents

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Introduction: picturing Charlotte Brontë

Amber K. Regis and Deborah Wynne

Part I Ghostly afterlives: cults, literary tourism and staging the life

Part II Textual legacies: influences and adaptations

11 Jane Eyre’s transmedia lives

Monika Pietrzak-Franger