Share your favorite passages from Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre from the audience of our Instagram read-aloud, submit your questions, and more! We all know Jane is no bird and no net ensnares her; let’s dig deeper into both popular and lesser-known quotes from this classic text. This event will take place on Old Town Books' Instagram account: @oldtownbooks
About the Host
Fiona Brideoake’s teaching and research focus on British literature and culture of the long eighteenth century. Her particular interests include Bluestocking feminism, queer historiography, Jane Austen, sociability and material culture, and eighteenth-century Shakespearean editing.
Professor Brideoake completed her doctorate at the Australian National University (ANU) and has previously taught at the ANU and the University of Melbourne. She has held research fellowships at the Huntington Library, San Marino; the Lewis Walpole Library of Yale University; and the University of Melbourne; and received the ANU J.G. Crawford Prize for 2007. Professor Brideoake has published on Jane Austen and sexuality, the Ladies of Llangollen, Bluestocking sociability, and Shakespearean filmmaking. She has completed a manuscript entitled The Ladies of Llangollen: A Queer Romantic History, and is currently working on sexuality and literary domesticity in relation to Harriet Bowdler’s 1807 The Family Shakespeare.
About the Book
A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a woman's quest for freedom. Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre becomes an independent and spirited survivor-qualities that serve her well as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice. Should she stay with him whatever the consequences or follow her convictions, even if it means leaving her beloved?