pp. iii-iv Author: Adams, Amber M.
Was Emily Brontë an Amateur Geometer?
pp. 1-10 Author: Cooper, Christopher
Abstract:M. Heger claimed that Emily had a masculine mind, meaning that she had a well-developed capacity for logical thinking. To assist her drawing skills she worked through a drawing manual that was strongly based on Euclidean geometry. The Brontë Parsonage Library holds a manuscript of her drawings in which she practised several methods for constructing ellipses. Here we identify the drawing manual from which she worked and describe the geometry that lies behind the several ‘problems’.
The new issue of Brontë Studies (Volume 40, Issue 1, January 2015) is already available online