Main Page | 19th-C Literature | English Victorian Novelists | 19th-C Women

Emily Brontë, painted by her brother, Branwell Brontë

Emily Brontë (1818-1848)

A selective list of online literary criticism and analysis for the English Victorian novelist Emily Brontë, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources

Introduction & Biography

"Emily Brontë." A substantial biography of Emily Brontë, includes a list of recommended biographies and literary criticism for her. Poetry Foundation.

"Emily Brontë." The Victorian Web, ed. George Landow. Essays on Emily Brontë's writing techniques, themes, biography, and the Victorian cultural and historical context.

"Emily Brontë." Overview of Emily Brontë, ed. Lilia Melani. Publication of Wuthering Heights, critical responses, film versions, themes, the narrator, Wuthering Heights as a socio-economic novel, psychological interpretations, religion, metaphysics, mysticism, the Gothic, Romanticism, love, "I am Heathcliff," sex, Emily Brontë's poetry.

Newman, Beth. A review of Edward Chitham's The Birth of Wuthering Heights: Emily Brontë at Work (St. Martin's P 1998). Victorian Studies 42, 2 (Winter 1999)pp 310-12 [substantial extract, muse].

Vine, Steven. "Emily Brontë." A substantial introduction to Emily Brontë from the Literary Encyclopedia, 7 July 2001. On Wuthering Heights [subscription service].

"The Brontës." Older criticism, from The Cambridge History of English and American Literature (1907-21).

Literary Criticism

Austin, Linda Marilyn. "Emily Brontë's Homesickness." Victorian Studies 44, 4 (Summer 2002) pp 573-96 [substantial extract, muse].

Eagleton, Terry. "Emily Brontë and the Great Hunger." The Irish Review 12 (Spring-Summer, 1992), pp. 108-119 [free at jstor].

Farrell, John P. "The Dreams in Wuthering Heights." ELH 56 (1989) pp 173-208, revised version.

Gezari, Janet. "Fathoming 'Remembrance': Emily Brontë in Context." ELH 66, 4 (Winter 1999) pp 965-84 [substantial extract, muse].

Mason, Emma. "'Some God of Wild Enthusiast's Dreams': Emily Brontë's Religious Enthusiasm." Victorian Literature and Culture 31, 1, Victorian Religion (2003), pp. 263-277 [free at jstor].

Morrison, Kevin. "'Whose Injury Is Like Mine?' Emily Brontë, George Eliot, and the Sincere Postures of Suffering Men." Novel: A Forum on Fiction 43, 2 (Summer 2010), pp. 271-293 [preview or purchase at jstor].

Ohmannm Carol. "Emily Brontë in the Hands of Male Critics." College English 32, 8 (May, 1971), pp. 906-913 [free at jstor].

Olszewski, Brian. "Ludic Economies of Wuthering Heights." Play and playfulness in Journal of Narrative Theory 40, 1 (Winter 2010) [substantial extract, muse].

Stonum, Gary Lee. "Emily's Heathcliff: Metaphysical Love in Dickinson and Brontë" [and Emily Dickinson]. The Emily Dickinson Journal 20, 1 (2011) pp 22-33 [in free issue].

Winnifrith, Tom. "Charlotte and Emily Brontë: A Study in the Rise and Fall of Literary Reputations." The Yearbook of English Studies 26 (1996), pp. 14-24 [free at jstor].

Main Page | 19th-C Literature | English Victorian Novelists | 19th-C Women

1998-2018 by Jan Pridmore