Judith E. Pike
While I received my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and have published
translations of French literary works and have written on French
gastronomy, my recent teaching and scholarship focuses on Victorian
literature. In particular, I have been working on the literary works of
Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë.
English 335: Gothic Literature
English 342: Women in Literature
English 357: British Literature II
English 475: Victorian Literature
chapter for A Companion to the Brontës, Ed.
Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, forthcoming in 2015.
“‘Felicitations to the Brontëites’: The 1895 Inaugural Volume
of the Brontë Society’s Transactions and Other
Studies, forthcoming in 2014.
“Rochester’s ‘Bronze Scrag’ and Pearl Necklace: Bronzed Masculinity in
Jane Eyre,Shirley and Charlotte Brontë’s Juvenilia,” Victorian
Literature and Culture,
(June 2013): 261-281.
“Breeching Boys: Milksops, Men’s
Clubs and the Modelling of Masculinity in Anne
Brontë’s Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,”
Brontë Studies, 37.2 (April 2012): 112-24.
“Brillat-Savarin’s Occidentalizing of the Oriental Origins of French
84. 5 (April 2011): 936-953.
name was Isabella Linton’:
Coverture, Domestic Violence and Mrs. Heathcliff’s Narrative in
Nineteenth-Century Literature, 64.3 (December 2009): 347-383.
Recent Conference Papers
“‘Felicitations to the Brontëites’: The 1895 Inaugural Issue of the
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, Manchester, UK, July 2013.
Manly ‘Language of Flowers’:
From Boyhood ‘plant slaughter’ to Manly Ferns and Wildflowers in
Jane Eyre” Interdisciplinary
Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, University of Virginia, March
Media: Victorian Floriography, Botany and The
Manly Language of Flowers in the Brontës,” Victorians Institute
Conference at Virginia Commonwealth University, October 2012.
“Bronzed Masculinity in Jane Eyre, Shirley
and Charlotte Brontë’s Juvenilia,”
Northeast Modern Languages Association, Rutgers University, April 2011.
“Epistolary Witness: Nelly & Mrs.
McGill University, Montréal, Canada, April 2010.
“Redefining Masculinity in the Brontës: A Case Study of Fathers, Sons,
and Husbands,, Boston University,