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Paperback launch for Professor David Bolt’s book

David Bolt 150 x 150 Tuesday 25 August 2015

Associate Professor David Bolt’s successful book The Madwoman and the Blindman is set to be launched in paperback this autumn.

The volume of critical essays, which look at Jane Eyre from a disability perspective, has been well received since its initial launch due to its fresh insight into Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel.

Informed by a variety of perspectives - cultural studies, linguistics, and gender and film studies - the essays in this collection suggest surprising new interpretations, parsing the trope of the Blindman, investigating the embodiment of mental illness, and proposing an autistic identity for Jane Eyre.

The Madwoman and the Blindman: Jane Eyre, Discourse, Disability resists the traditional reading of disability in the novel and contributors include many of the preeminent disability scholars publishing today, including a foreword by Lennard J. Davis.

Professor Bolt, who is Director of the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies at Liverpool Hope University, edited the publication alongside Associate Professor of English at Bronx Community College Julia Miele Rodas and Associate Professor of English at New York Institute of Technology Elizabeth J Donaldson. 

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