Lev Grossman is another novelist interviewed in the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel:
"I love books that respond to other books," Grossman says. "I love Jean Rhys' 'Wide Sargasso Sea,' which is a response to 'Jane Eyre.' (Chauncey Mabe)And Ed Briant is interviewed on Guys Lit Wire:
4. What book(s) do you wish you had read when you were a teen?BBC Radio 4's Madam Mao Golden Oldies is a radio program presented by Anna Chen. The Star talks about it and the story of Jiang Qing, Chairman Mao's wife and the arts commissa.
I really wish I’d read more books by female authors. I grew up in a very male-dominated world. My siblings were all male, and I went to all-boys schools, and I think that reading some books by women would have given me a much more balanced world view. Works by Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, George Eliot, and Mary Shelley could easily have been on our school syllabus, but weren’t. The book I most wish I’d read might be Jane Eyre.
In Madam Mao's Golden Oldies, I revisit the Chinese Cultural Revolution model operas that I first heard as a child in the 1960s and '70s and discover how they are, somewhat surprisingly, enjoying a new lease of life. (...)This article in The Huffington Post about mother-daughter dialogue about sex contains an unexpected Brontë reference:
Madam Mao's favourite films? The Sound of Music and Jane Eyre.
No, not the classic Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine version of the latter but the crappy George C Scott remake.
What does that tell you about arbiters of taste?
We need to remember that we ourselves long for those erotic moments in which we feel totally alive and immersed in intimate human connection. It's why we want to fall in love; it's why a lover's touch makes our eyes involuntarily close; it's why we can't wait for Mr. Rochester to sweep Jane Eyre into his arms and kiss her already; and it's why Fifty Shades of Grey has sold a bazillion copies. (Joyce McFadden)EDGE Chicago reviews the Steppenwolf Theatre Chicago production of Chekhov's Three Sisters:
It is rumored that when celebrated Russian playwright Anton Chekhov sat down to write "Three Sisters" in 1900, he was inspired by the trials and tribulations of some of his famous predecessors and colleagues, the Brontë sisters. Anne, Charlotte and Emily like the titular siblings Olga, Masha and Irina in Chekov’s work, were eminently intelligent, capable and strong women preoccupied with the fortunes of a lesser male relative. (Rebecca Sarwate)Film de Culte (France) reviews Jane Eyre 2011:
Il est difficile malgré tout de considérer en toute sincérité que cette adaptation peut se suffire à elle-même ; la lecture du roman semble, si ce n'est indispensable, tout du moins très appréciable pour profiter au mieux du sous-texte du film et de sa charge émotionnelle. On regrettera aussi que le discours intérieur de Jane Eyre, en particulier ses tonalités profondément féministes, soit quasiment passé sous silence - mais c'est le prix à payer pour avoir le droit d'échapper à une sempiternelle voix-off. C'est donc une adaptation imparfaite que nous livre Fukunaga, mais qui, par ses touches d'ombre et de lumière, et par ses deux vibrants interprètes, est malgré tout très réussie. (Anne Mourand-Sarrazin) (Translation)the Brontë Sisters continues posting about Charlotte and Anne's first visit to London; Miss Bibliophile reviews The Flight of Gemma Hardy; Les Livres du Jardi d'Asphodèle (in French) and Reading Thru The Night post about Wuthering Heights; Potwornie wciągajace (in Polish) reviews Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall; MauPes (in Italian) reviews The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë by Syrie James; Becky's Book Reviews reviews ten Jane Eyre adaptations: 1934, 1944, 1949, 1970, 1973, 1983, 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2011; Your Need to Read posts about April Lindner's Jane; The Book Addict takes a look to A Breath of Eyre; Writing in Wonderland posts about several writers' homes including the Brontë Parsonage.
Finally, philputnamspencer has uploaded a video where Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, searches for the reason behind Charlotte Brontë's early death. She interviews among others Ann Dinsdale and Juliet Barker.