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Back by Popular Demand: Jane Eyre Bakes a Lamb Cake

Still as relevant today as when Jane posted it last season. Enjoy!

Cakes in the shape of an adorable lamb are an Easter tradition in many parts of Europe, including Italy and Poland. 378 more words

Jane Eyre: The Original Independent Woman

Has anyone ever wondered where the fascination of the “independent woman” originated? We all know about the feminist movement, but it seems in current times there’s even more status related to being a completely self-sufficient woman that doesn’t necessarily need a man to sustain her. 528 more words

100 Books To Read In A Lifetime

Kazuo Ishiguro's affirmation

Moving in the rarified circles of a creative writing MFA, where writers like David Foster Wallace and Jack Kerouac are gods, I tended to keep a low profile about my abiding love for Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre.” Ever since, as a teenager, I first read my mother’s small hardbound copy, published by Collins ­– which became mine after she died – the set pieces have stayed vividly with me. 581 more words

Exploring Female Literary Madness

This post was written by current student Barbara Steele.

The idea for my DST 99 independent project came from a course I had taken as an upper liberal called women’s writing.   520 more words

School Of Disability Studies

Charlotte Bronte - 21/4/1816 to 31/3/1855

Charlotte Brontë was  born on 21st April 1816 in Thornton, West Yorkshire.

She was the eldest of the three Brontë sisters whose novels have become classics of English literature. 39 more words


Resounding Voices: Charlotte Bronte and Jane Eyre

When Jane Eyre came out, it was garbed as an autobiography, “edited” by an author with a gender-neutral name. Currer Bell was not an unheard name though; he (a convenient , patriarchal assumption that the author of as brilliant a book as this must be a male), alongwith his “brothers” Ellis and Acton Bell, had published a collection of poetry a year before. 660 more words

Jane Eyre's Autonomy

Question: Given Jane’s background as an orphan, as well as position as a woman in a society that devalued women, Jane is very autonomous. Where does Jane’s autonomy come from, and do you think she will have to sacrifice it to rise in Victorian society? 359 more words