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In many ways, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is a haunted book—and in turn, one that has haunted readers and writers since its publication in 1847.
Join us for a series of lectures that begin with Brontë’s classic Gothic novel, then continue into its literary afterlife, up to the present moment. We will read Jane Eyre alongside texts that take up its characters as well as its psychological, historical, and literary concerns: Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) and Carmen Maria Machado’s short story “The Resident” (2017). Tracing Brontë’s influence through these textual descendants, we will explore how a novel and its many meanings can shift and change as it travels through time.
Class meets Fridays: Jan 29, Feb 12, 26 and Mar 12.
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Sarah Chihaya is assistant professor of English at Princeton University …
Sarah Chihaya is assistant professor of English at Princeton University. She is the co-author of The Ferrante Letters: An Experiment in Collective Criticism and co-editor of "How to Be Now," a special issue of Post45. Her essays and reviews can be found in PMLA, Modern Fiction Studies, Contemporary Literature, The New York Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review of Books and Public Books. She is currently at work on a book titled Bibliophobia: Misreading and Being Misread, a meditation on reading practices, bad feelings, and the writing of criticism.
with Louis Menand