In March 2016 we held a Brontë Study Day.
Brontës rebooted: adaptations of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights
Emma Bull, Freelance education consultant offered a critical snapshot of film, TV and wider adaptations, exploring their affordances for students and examining how adaptation sheds light on the texts' cultural capital.
Poetic Sisters: The Poems of Charlotte and Emily Brontë
This session outlined the poetic endeavours of the Bronte sisters and discuss two poems in detail: ‘To a Wreath of Snow’, written by Emily and ‘The Autumn day its course has run’, by Charlotte. Dr April Gallwey, Department of English, University of Bristol
The Representation of Love in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights & Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
This session looked at the way love serves as a lens through which the Brontės examine early Victorian society, and particularly at women's place within that society. With Dr Nicola Whitehead.
Thank you all our speakers, Ed Sheppard at the Arnolfini Art Gallery, Bristol and everyone that came along.
Photo highlights from the day
Feedback for our Brontë Study Day
Appreciated their thorough preparation. ”