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A look into the legacy of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte through the lens of its varied and various interpretations.

Dear Reader, A Jane Eyre Podcast Stella

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A look into the legacy of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte through the lens of its varied and various interpretations.

    Dear Reader Episode 04: Zombie Trek

    Dear Reader Episode 04: Zombie Trek

    In this episode I tackle Star Trek and zombies!

    For the first part, I look at three episodes from Star Trek: Voyager which include scenes from Captain Janeway's holonovel. See the mash-up of the scenes here.

    In the second half of the episode, I examine Jacques Tourneur's "I Walked with a Zombie" from 1943.

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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Dear Reader 03: Space Ghosts

    Dear Reader 03: Space Ghosts

    Finally! An episode on books! I examine and review Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne (2018) and Mrs. Rochester's Ghost by Lindsay Marcott (2021). Are these re-imaginings "successful"? How do they fare on my Jane Eyre rubric? Do I deem them worthy of the classification of "literature"? Tune in and find out!

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    • 2 hr 31 min
    Dear Reader 02: The Silence and the Sound

    Dear Reader 02: The Silence and the Sound

    In this episode I tackle silent films and radio adaptations of Jane Eyre.

    For the first part I take on the difficult task of examining two different silent films...that I have not seen! I know, I know! The 1910 version starring Irma Taylor (Jane) and Frank Hall Crane (Rochester) has been lost to time and Woman and Wife (aka The Lifted Cross) from 1918 starring Alice Brady (Jane) and Eliot Dexter (Rochester) survives in an incomplete state at the BFI National Film and Television Archive. I do my best to piece together what they are about and look at reviews at the time to give my best analysis on how well they accomplish adapting the source material.

    In the second half of the episode, I look at the Lux Radio Theatre production of Jane Eyre from June 14, 1948 starring Ingrid Bergman as Jane and Robert Montgomery as Rochester. Listen to the radio play here.

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    Put down your comics, pick up your first editions, and subscribe to DEAR READER, A JANE EYRE PODCAST!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Dear Reader 01: The OG Jane Eyre

    Dear Reader 01: The OG Jane Eyre

    In this inaugural first episode, I look at the source material Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Why do I love it so? Why do people despise it? Why does it endure? I answer these questions before diving into a plot synopsis and giving historical context to the novel. I then examine the Classical trope of "dutiful wife vs sorceress," three varied types of Christians, Jane's heroine's journey, and more!

    In the second half of the episode, I speak with licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. Renae Lapin about the men in Jane's life and her relationships with them.

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    Follow DEAR READER on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/batgirltooracle

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    Put down your comics, pick up your first editions, and subscribe to DEAR READER, A JANE EYRE PODCAST!

    • 2 hr 14 min
    Dear Reader Promo

    Dear Reader Promo

    DEAR READER, A JANE EYRE PODCAST! A new limited series podcast examining the legacy of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre through the lens of its varied and various interpretations.

    The series will launch with a look at the source material, investigating why it has endured for so long, why people love or hate it, and whether Mr. Rochester is an abusive love interest.

    In the coming months, I will pair two interpretations each episode from similar (or dissimilar) forms of media and see how well they reflect or build upon the source material. Some examples of the media I will be looking at are television, film, radio, theatre, manga, sci-fi, "what-ifs," and more.

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    Don’t use iTunes? Use this link for your podcast catcher: https://feeds.feedburner.com/dear-reader-podcast
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    Follow DEAR READER on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/batgirltooracle

    Put down your comics, pick up your first editions, and subscribe to DEAR READER, A JANE EYRE PODCAST!

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Dreck Fiction ,

A Podcaster’s Bildungsroman??

Am I bonkers? I find myself listening to a two-hour podcast on a book I’ve never read, and I’m hooked! I was familiar with the host going in, and I especially sympathize with her being a fan of strong heroines. From Stella’s past podcast work, I know she’s discussed quite a range, from Scarlet O’Hara to Ellen Ripley, the Ghibli canon to Ellie from "The Last of Us" – and of course, Barbara Gordon. I was delighted to learn, however, that of all her literary devotions, "Jane Eyre" is the greatest, making this limited series an opportunity for her to express that in catalogue detail.

She’s on a first-name basis with "Jane Eyre," and her passion for the novel comes out in the direct readings in that smooth, radio DJ voice, as well as the stirring franticism with which she attends to a messy, overwhelming undertaking (admitting it’s an “organizational nightmare”) – all somehow tempered by a cool composure. She takes an academic approach which is never dry, deferring to experts when necessary while remaining buoyed by jet-engine enthusiasm. And yet, "Dear Reader" will also be a journey of discovery. As versed in all things "Jane," Stella maintains the capacity for surprise by material on the fringes.

Though she doesn’t reread the book every year — and doesn’t require you to have read it once — she revisits passages often and finds new connections. From this point, she’ll explore the many adaptations, which have taken a number of forms, sometimes bizarre. From patriarchy to racism to coming of age, there’s a lot to discuss with "Jane Eyre," and I can’t imagine a better host to guide us than Stella.

Looking forward to the e*otica episode!

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