Beth Newman (Editor) is an Associate Professor of English at Southern Methodist University, USA. Charlotte Bronte (Author) published Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell and wrote three other novels, Shirley, Villette and The Professor (published posthumously).
PART I: THE COMPLETE TEXT IN CULTURAL CONTEXT 1. Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts 2. The Complete Text of Jane Eyre 3. Cultural Documents and Illustrations PART II: A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM 4. A Critical History of Jane Eyre 5. Marxist Criticism and Jane Eyre 6. Terry Eagleton, 'Jane Eyre' 7. Feminist Criticism and Jane Eyre 8. Sandra M. Gilbert 'Plain Jane's Progress 9. Combining Marxist and Feminist Criticism 10. Susan Fraiman, 'Jane Eyre's Fall from Grace' 11. Combining Feminist Criticism with Disability Studies 12. Elizabeth J. Donaldson, 'The Corpus of the Madwoman: Toward a Feminist Disability Studies Theory of Embodiment in Mental Illness 13. Postcolonial Criticism and Jane Eyre 14. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, from 'Three Women's Texts and a Critique of Imperialism' 15. Erin O'Connor, from 'Preface for a Postcolonial Criticism' 16. Deidre David,, 'She Who Must Be Obeyed: A Response to Erin O'Connor' Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms