Is Heathcliff Irish?

April 1, 2011

An Interpretation of Wuthering Heights at Mount Holyoke College

In Class and Gender in Victorian Literature (English 323) with Professor Amy Martin, students discuss Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Is it valid to interpret Heathcliff as Irish? How does Heathcliff seize power denied him on the basis of his racial indeterminacy? Professor Amy Martin leads students on an exciting academic ride as they look deeply at such novels as Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte), North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell), Great Expectations (Charles Dickens), and Dracula (Bram Stoker).