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The Brontës and War

Authors: Butcher, Emma

  • Examines the Brontës’ work in a fresh historical and thematic context
  • Introduces Branwell Brontë’s work, and the Brontë juvenilia more broadly, into the critical literary canon
  • Provides an interdisciplinary analysis of late-eighteenth and early nineteenth-century military in a political, social and cultural context. Including discussions of the periodical press, celebrity, colonial/civil/Napoleonic warfare, and trauma
  • Discusses an often overlooked period of history (1815-1830) that provides important foundations for the emergent Victorian period
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The Brontës and War explores the representations of militarisim and masculinity in Charlotte and Branwell Brontë’s youthful writings. It offers insight into how the siblings understood and reimagined conflict (both local and overseas) and its emotional legacies whilst growing up in early-nineteenth-century Britain. Their writings shed new light on a period little discussed by social and military historians, providing not only a new approach to Brontë Studies, but also acting as a familial case study for how the media captivated and enticed the public imagination.

About the authors

Emma Butcher is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in English Literature at the University of Leicester, UK. Her research focuses on childhood, literature and war in the nineteenth century. In 2017, Emma was named as one of the BBC/AHRC’s New Generation Thinkers and she is a regular contributor to BBC radio, as well as various public history platforms. She has worked closely with the Brontë Parsonage for a number of years, co-curating their 2015 exhibition, ‘The Brontës and War’. This is her first book.

Agent: Kirsty McLachlan, David Godwin Associates.


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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95636-7
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  • Due: November 10, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95635-0
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Book Title
The Brontës and War
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
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The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
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978-3-319-95636-7
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978-3-319-95635-0
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