A paper by Nina Pelikan Straus, a Professor of Literature at Purchase College, suggesting how neurobiological-psychoanalytic approaches to metaphor - particularly those of 'fire' and 'gaze' - elicit intense emotional reactions in the reader.
An essay by Kirstin Hanley, an Assistant Professor at SUNY Fredonia, looking at the role of female relationships in Jane's education, with particular reference to the works of Mary Wollstonecraft and analysis of several excerpts.
An essay by Emily Allen and Dino Franco Felluga of Purdue University. It primarily looks at the relationship between Victorian Gothic and Opera, using a musical adaptation of Jane Eyre as a focal point.
A paper by Cristina Ceron investigating the role of the Byronic hero in Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Ceron looks at the relationship between Jane and Rochester, and how Brontë effectively incorporates Gothic elements into an ostensibly realist narrative.
An essay by Kamia Creelman investigating the presence of themes from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress in Brontë's narrative. Creelman focuses particularly on Gilbert and Gubar's groundbreaking essay 'The Madwoman in the Attic'.
An essay by Ivonne Defant of the University of Trento exploring the theme of the imprisoned and socially-marginalized woman in Brontë's famous novel, and the German writer Eugenie Marlitt's Die zweite Frau.
A scholarly article by Vicky Simpson of the University of New Brunswick investigating the role of storytelling and autobiography in the novel, arguing that Jane implicitly "challenges social institutions by gaining the authoritative position of storyteller".
A comparative analysis of Jane Eyre and Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca by Marta Miquel-Baldellou of the University of Lleida, outlining the interpretative evolution of the main characters in Brontë's novel.
An essay by Patricia Gott, an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, discussing female captivity and empowerment in relation to Jane Eyre, as well as Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea and Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca.
An academic article by R. Paul Yoder of the University of Arkansas examining Blake's conception of language in general as well as an analysis of Jerusalem. It also contrasts Blake's ideas with Locke's work on language.
An academic article by Catherine Addison of the University of Zululand which adopts a contextual approach to the study of this poem, showing how Southey was influenced by characters and events of the French Revolution in the portrayal of his protagonist.
A paper by Péter Gaál Szabó, an Assistant Lecturer at Ferenc Kölcsey Reformed College, exploring spatial settings and the female body in hegemonic masculine social space, in this novel and Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.
This chapter from Licensing Entertainment: The Elevation of Novel Reading in Britain, 1684-1750 by William B. Warner explores the terms 'reading' and 'entertainment', focusing in particular on how they manifest in Fielding's novel.
An essay by Holly Davis of the University of Otago examining Hardy's conception of Romanticism, especially in regards to Darwinism and industrialization. The analysis also highlights Shelley's influence on this novel.
Julie, or the New Heloise by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
An essay by Michelle Landauer of the University of Melbourne exploring the visualization of culture, outlining a reading of Rousseau's novel which focuses on the visual aspects of interpretation and the role of the imagination.