The Brontë Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds

Editors: Qi, S., Padgett, J. (Eds.)

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Looking at the works of the Brontë sisters through a translingual, transnational, and transcultural lens, this collection is the first book-length study of the Brontës as received and reimagined in languages and cultures outside of Europe and the United States.

About the authors

Saviour Catania, University of Malta Kevin Jack Hagopian, Pennsylvania State University, USA Jean-Philippe Heberlé, Université de Lorraine, France Suzanne Roszak, Yale University, USA

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"The essays collected in The Brontë Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds present a series of highly original insights that open up our understanding of the Brontës in a transnational and transcultural context. The authors successfully breach the boundaries of established Brontë criticism through their discussion of the sisters' translation/reception/adaptation into such disparate locations as China, Mexico, Japan, and the Caribbean, as well as into opera and non-English-language film. This book provides an excellent set of new directions for future Brontë scholarship." - Richard Nemesvari, Professor of English and Dean of Arts, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

"The Brontë Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds explores the enduring popularity of the Brontës through a rare full-length collection focusing on the adaptation and reception of their works beyond the British and American contexts. Essays analyzing the reception of Jane Eyre in China and the Caribbean, or the adaptation of Wuthering Heights on screen in relation to Japanese Shintoism, highlight how the Brontës have become international cultural icons. Embracing a diverse approach, Qi and Padgett compel us to reconsider how classic texts are shaped and move within different worlds." - Hila Shachar, Lecturer in English Literature, De Montfort University, UK

"The perceptive and erudite volume The Brontë Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds edited by Shouhua Qi and Jacqueline Padgett redresses a longstanding imbalance in Brontë studies, as a detailed examination of the critical and creative reception of the Brontës outside European and North American contexts has been long overdue. An important read not only for Brontë scholars but also for those exploring matters of cultural translation and the intricacies of the global reception of classics more generally." - Márta Minier, Lecturer in Drama, University of South Wales, UK


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Qi, Shouhua (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • No Simple Love: The Literary Fortunes of the Brontë Sisters in Post-Mao, Market-Driven China

    Qi, Shouhua

    Pages 19-49

  • Rhys’s Haunted Minds: Race Slavery, the Gothic, and Rewriting Jane Eyre in the Caribbean

    Roszak, Suzanne

    Pages 51-74

  • On the Migration of Texts: Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, Maryse Condé’s La Migration des coeurs, and Richard Philcox’s Translation of Condé’s Windward Heights

    Padgett, Jacqueline

    Pages 75-125

  • The Melodrama of the Hacienda: Luis Buñuel’s Abismos de pasión as Postcolonial Trans/Plantation

    Hagopian, Kevin Jack

    Pages 127-168

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Brontë Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds
Editors
  • S. Qi
  • J. Padgett
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40515-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137405159
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40514-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48763-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 215
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