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A Companion to the Brontes

ISBN: 978-1-118-40547-5
632 pages
April 2016, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to the Brontës brings the latest literary research and theory to bear on the life, work, and legacy of the Brontë family.

  • Includes sections on literary and critical contexts, individual texts, historical and cultural contexts, reception studies, and the family’s continuing influence
  • Features in-depth articles written by well-known and emerging scholars from around the world
  • Addresses topics such as the Gothic tradition, film and dramatic adaptation, psychoanalytic approaches, the influence of religion, and political and legal questions of the day – from divorce and female disinheritance, to worker reform
  • Incorporates recent work in Marxist, feminist, post-colonial, and race and gender studies
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Author Information

Diane Long Hoeveler is Professor of English at Marquette University, USA. She has published widely on a variety of topics within literature, including gothic and religious transformations, romanticism and gender, and women writers in the nineteenth century. Most recently, she is author of The Gothic Ideology: Religious Hysteria and Anti-Catholicism in British Popular Fiction, 1770-1870 (2014) and Gothic Riffs: Secularizing the Uncanny in the European Imaginary, 1780-1820 (2010), which shared the Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Award from the International Gothic Association.  She is co-editor ofthe three-volume The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature (with Burwick and Goslee, Wiley Blackwell, 2012) . Hoeveler served as President of the International Conference of Romanticism from 2001-2003, and is now co-editor of the European Romantic Review.

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