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August 8, 2006

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Filed under: Uncategorized — by bronteana @ 11:55 pm

Angela Workman Interviewed at BronteBlog and Timeline Projects for Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre

Firstly, Angela Workman has been interviewed at BronteBlog about her upcoming biopic ‘Bronte.’

Bronteana reader, Erin, has been very busy this summer creating detailed timelines for Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. The work is quite impressive. I tried to locate my copy of a scholarly version of the WH timeline but I could not locate it. Erin says she noticed similar timelines were available online for the works of Jane Austen but none for the Brontes. Here are Erin’s timelines for Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.

Anyone familiar with the problem of dating the events in JE will notice that her dates are significantly later than current scholarly consensus, but I rather agree with Erin. I have done my own timeline as research for a book I am writing (I had an idea about the novel and I am rather odd; when I have certain ideas I would rather work them out in poetry or in this case- as a novel). Erin’s dates are within about five years of mine.

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2 Comments »

  1. How interesting that you say you “work out” some scholarly problems through poetry, or a novel. I find that I am doing much the same thing. I spent much of last year doing so with Emily Dickinson, and have just (re)started my (ongoing) Bronte project. I’d love to hear more about what you are doing.

    Comment by Alice Oddcabinet — August 9, 2006 @ 11:22 am |Reply

  2. Alice! You’re back. I haven’t heard from you in awhile.

    I think the idea of using creative writing to work out scholarly problems is a VERY old one but one that modern schools have forgotten- except when it is only used as an excercise to get students to identify with characters. Some of my professors allowed ‘creative’ works instead of essays. One year I felt I couldn’t write another essay, so I wrote a long poem instead of my research paper. It turned out to be exactly the same length as the poem it was addressing!

    Most of the work is not up to me. I have only barely begun work based on my outline, but it is progressing well so far.

    Comment by Brontëana — August 9, 2006 @ 2:18 pm |Reply


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