中道敏行先生（非会員、大阪学院大学非常勤講師）より、Anne Brontëに関する新刊およびAgnes Greyに関するJane Suderland氏（formerly at Lancaster University）の論文のご紹介です。
Jane Sunderland’s new essays on Anne Brontë’s Agnes Grey focus on “governess” as a Victorian women’s occupation and “dog” as a pet or fictional character.
Agnes Grey as a Mid-Nineteenth-Century Governess’s Life: Anne Brontë’s Narrative, Documentation, and Critique
“Why did many women in the nineteenth century become governesses, and what was life like for them? Is Agnes Grey a representative portrayal – and to what extent does it reflect Anne Bronte’s own governessing experiences?”
Anne and Agnes; Flossy and Snap: Fact and Fiction
“What was Anne’s dog Flossy like, and what were his contributions to the Brontë novels? We know a little about him from Anne’s and Emily’s artwork and from mentions in letters and accounts…. And given the many similarities between Agnes Grey and the events of Anne’s life … we can cautiously infer more about Flossy from Anne’s first novel”
In Walking with Anne Brontë: Insights and Reflections, ed. Tim Whittome (2023)
Dr Jane Sunderland