Janet Gezari

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Janet Gezari (born January 27, 1945 in Newark, New Jersey) is a literary critic and scholar and the Lucretia L. Allyn Professor English at Connecticut College.[1] Her areas of specialization include Charlotte and Emily Brontë, Nabokov, Victorian poetry and novels, contemporary fiction, and Bob Dylan. She was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in 2010.[2]


Gezari graduated from Cornell University summa cum laude in 1966. She received a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and attended Yale University, where she received an M. Phil. (1968) and a Ph.D. (1971).


  • The Annotated Wuthering Heights, edited with introduction and notes by Janet Gezari, Belknap Press (Harvard), 2014.
  • Last Things: Emily Brontë’s Poems. Oxford University Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-929818-1.,
  • Shirley, re-edited with a new introduction, bibliography, and additional notes, Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Emily Jane Brontë: The Complete Poems, ed. by Janet Gezari, Penguin Press, 1992.
  • Charlotte Brontë and Defensive Conduct: The Author and the Body at Risk, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992, ISBN 978-0-8122-3162-5


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