A Companion to the Brontes brings the latest literary research and theory to bear on the life, work, and legacy of the Bronte 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-kwn 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
Diane Long Hoeveler is Emerita Professor of English at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is author most recently of the award-winning books 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). She is author, co-author or editor of over a dozen scholarly and reference books, and some 65 articles on a variety of literary topics. Deborah Denenholz Morse is the Vera W. Barkley Term Professor of English, inaugural Fellow of the Center for the Liberal Arts, and Plumeri Faculty Excellence Scholar at The College of William and Mary. She is author most recently of Reforming Trollope: Race, Gender, and Englishness in the Novels of Anthony Trollope (2013) as well as author and editor of a number of other books. She has published extensively on all three Bronte sisters, and on other women writers from the Victorian era to the present day.