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  1. Week 1: Introduction 6 items
    1. The life of Charlotte Bront©± - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Elisabeth Jay 1997

      Book Essential Reading Read any edition. Seminar discussion will focus on Vol 1, chapters 1-3, 11-14; Vol 2, chapters 3-10

    2. The Bronte Myth - Lucasta Miller 2002

      Book Recommended Reading Read chapter 2

    3. The Brontës: Authors in Context - Patricia Ingham 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Background Reading

    4. The Oxford companion to the Brontes - Christine Alexander, Margaret Smith 2006

      Book Background Reading

    5. The Cambridge companion to the Brontes - Heather Glen 2002

      Book Background Reading

    6. Charlotte Bronte: A Life - Claire Harman 2016

      Book Background Reading

  2. Week 2: Brontë juvenilia 2 items
    1. Tales of Glass Town, Angria, and Gondal: Selected Early Writings - Christine Alexander 2009

      Book Essential Reading Seminar discussion will be focused on Charlotte Brontë, Mina Laury (317-323) and Branwell Brontë, ‘A Liar Detected’ (317-23) and ‘An Angrian Battle Song’ (381-4) so read these as a minimum.

    2. The Brontes: Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of a Literary Family - Juliet Barker 2013

      Book Background Reading

  3. Week 3: Villette 10 items
    1. Villette - Charlotte Bronte, Herbert Rosengarten, Margaret Smith 1998

      Book Essential Reading Read any edition

    2. Charlotte Bronte and Victorian Psychology - Sally Shuttleworth, Gillian Beer 1996

      Book Background Reading

    3. The Clinical Novel: Phrenology and "Villette" - Nicholas Dames 21/1996

      Article Background Reading

    4. Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History - Heather Glen 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Background Reading

    5. Victorian Glassworlds: Glass Culture and the Imagination 1830-1880 - Isobel Armstrong 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Background Reading

  4. Week 4: Literary adaptations, prequels and sequels: Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) 4 items
    1. Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys 2000

      Book Essential Reading Read any edition

    2. Jean Rhys: wide Sargasso Sea : a reader's guide to essential criticism - Carl Plasa 2001

      Book Background Reading

    3. A Breath of Fresh Eyre: Intertextual and Intermedial Reworkings of Jane Eyre - Margarete Rubik, Elke Mettinger-Schartmann 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Background Reading

    4. Three Women's Texts and a Critique of Imperialism - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 10/1985

      Article Recommended Reading

  5. Week 5: Wuthering Heights 12 items
    1. Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë, Ian Jack, Helen Small 2009

      Book Essential Reading Read any edition

    2. Emily Bronte: heretic - Stevie Davies 1994

      Book Background Reading

  6. Week 6: Adaptations of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights 6 items
    1. Nelly Dean: A Return to Wuthering Heights - Alison Case 2017

      Book Background Reading

    2. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontё, Stevie Davies 2006

      Book Essential Reading

    3. Inside Out: on the Victorian Stage - Patsy Stoneman 07/2009

      Article Background Reading

  7. Week 7: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall 8 items
    1. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte, Stevie Davies, Stevie Davies 2009

      Book Essential Reading Read any edition

    2. Tedious Reading: The Untimeliness of Anne Brontë - Joel Simundich 2017/11/03

      Article Background Reading

    3. The child and the letter: Anne Brontë’s - Neil Hayward Cocks 12/2013

      Article Background Reading

  8. Week 8: The poetry of the Brontes 6 items
    1. POEMS. - Anne Brontë, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë

      Webpage Essential Reading

    2. Bronte Poems; Selections from the Poetry of Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell Bronte; - Primary Source Edition - Charlotte Bronte, Anne Bronte, Emily Bronte 2014

      Book Recommended Reading

    3. Last Things: Emily Brontë's Poems - Janet Gezari 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Background Reading

    4. The Ecology of Victorian Poetry - Frankel, Nicholas

      Article Background Reading

    5. Selected Poems: Selected Poems - Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Stevie Davies 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Background Reading

  9. Week 9: North and South 8 items
    1. North and South - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Angus Easson 1998

      Book Essential Reading Read any edition

    2. Literature and authenticity, 1780-1900 - Davies, Michael 2011

      Book Background Reading

  10. Week 10: Elizabeth Gaskell’s shorter fiction and periodical publication 8 items
    1. Cousin Phillis and other stories - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Heather Glen c2010

      Book Essential Reading Read any edition of Cousin Phillis

    2. Cranford - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Elizabeth Langland c2010

      Book Essential Reading

    3. Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford: A Publishing History - Thomas Recchio 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Background Reading

    4. Elizabeth Gaskell and the Art of the Short Story - Francesco Marroni, Renzo D'Agnillo, Massimo Verzella 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Background Reading

    5. Elizabeth Gaskell and the Short Story - Ludlow, ElizabethStyler, Rebecca 2015

      Article Background Reading

    6. Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford: A Publishing History - Thomas Recchio 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Background Reading

  11. Week 11: Critical perspectives 9 items
    1. A theory of adaptation - Linda Hutcheon, Siobhan O'Flynn 2013 (electronic resource)

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    2. Rethinking the novel/ film debate - Kamilla Elliott 2003

      Book Background Reading

    3. Film theory and criticism: introductory readings - Gerald Mast, Marshall Cohen, Leo Braudy 1992

      Book Background Reading

    4. The Oxford companion to the Brontes - Christine Alexander, Margaret Smith 2006

      Book Recommended Reading

    5. The Brontës and Religion - Marianne Thormählen, Marianne Thormèahlen 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Background Reading

    6. Elizabeth Gaskell - Angus Easson 1979

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