This course is part of a series which closely looks at a ‘classic’ of colonial literature, and investigates how it has been transformed in later re-writings. The classic at stake, here, is Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre, first published in 1847, which we will discuss in detail. We will then turn to a number of very different postcolonial revisions, including three novels: Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea, D.M. Thomas, Charlotte, and Gail Jones, Sixty Lights additional dramatic works (e.g. by David Malouf) will be provided online. Postcolonial and gender theory will help us to better understand and place these works.