Friday, May 20, 2011

Brainstorming Jane Eyre

I am using different methods to research the book Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.  One of my goals is to see this book through a different lens.  I have a few different ideas that I am working on to see this book from different angles.  Some are in process and some have not taken off yet.  Let me know your opinion.

1. The Novel
 -The most important mode of research.

2. Historical Research
 -I am writing Brontë scholars about questions or their opinions.
 -I am reading scholarly articles about Jane Eyre and Charlotte Brontë.
 -I am looking at The Brontë Parsonage Museum and Brontë Society website for information.
3. Creative
 -writing poems, online picture book, playlist, food, etc. Which of these options would you like to see for Jane Eyre?

4. Media
 -I am going to watch at least two film adaptations of Jane Eyre.
 -I also want to try digital formats, such as audiobooks and PDFs.

5. Reader Perspective
 -I have asked questions about Jane Eyre on Facebook for friends who have read the book.  I am excited to hear their responses.
 -I also asked friends questions who had rated the book on Goodreads.  So far, Rachael Schiel, a fellow classmate, has responded.  Thanks Rachael!
 -To get a wider variety of responses, I have started a discussion on Goodreads.  I have never started a discussion on a web site before, so we will see how this goes.
 -I am also reading reviews and blogs about Jane Eyre.

Are there any of these research ideas that you like?  Are there any questions you have or opinions you would like to share?  I would be grateful for any comments made. 

1 comment:

  1. I am doing James Joyce's Dubliners right now and and I am finding that historical research has proved to be a great help. It is has bridged the gap that I seemed to be in. I like your others ideas as well. I was particularly interested in the picture book idea. I was wondering how that would be done. Would it be entirely of pictures or would there be text? That might be fun to see.
    Also as a side note I really like the top picture with the brain, very cool!