Shanyn Fiske

Shanyn Fiske is an assistant professor of English at Rutgers University at Camden. She is the author of articles on Charlotte Brontë, Jane Harrison, Charles Dickens, and Alicia Little.

Listed in: Victorian Studies · Women’s Studies · Literary Studies

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Heretical Hellenism · Women Writers, Ancient Greece, and the Victorian Popular Imagination
By Shanyn Fiske

The prevailing assumption regarding the Victorians’ relationship to ancient Greece is that Greek knowledge constituted an exclusive discourse within elite male domains.

Heretical Hellenism offers new ideas and opens the door to to an area of cultural influence on Charlotte Brontë’s work that has until now remained virtually unconsidered.”

Brontë Studies