Brontë 200 - Emily Brontë: A Peculiar Music

Bicentenary Conference

Bicentenary Conference

The Brontë Society’s 2018 conference will celebrate the life and work of Emily Brontë in her bicentenary year. Variously described as visionary, determinedly private, and singular, Emily is the most enigmatic of the Brontë siblings, and this conference affords us opportunities to delve deeper into the complexities of her personality and her limited but extremely influential literary output.  We’re delighted to announce three keynote speakers: Professor Stevie Davies, novelist, literary critic, biographer and historian, who has published four books on Emily Brontë; Professor John Bowen, Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of York, and contributor to BBC2's Being the Brontes, and most recently Radio 4’s In Our Time, discussing Wuthering Heights; and Dr Hila Shachar, a member of the Centre for Adaptations at De Montfort University, whose research focuses on the adaptation of literary works and cultural afterlives. The keynotes will address, respectively, the lyricism of Emily’s work, landscape, and adaptations, and panel sessions will engage with a broad range of topics. Full programme details will be released in March.
 
The location for this year’s conference is spectacular York, a city steeped in ancient history, and renowned for its exquisite architecture, quaint cobbled streets, and iconic York Minster.
The conference venue is the elegant 4-star York Marriott Hotel, located just outside the city centre, with views over the historic York Racecourse. The hotel is fully accessible with all conference rooms on the ground floor, offers complimentary on-site parking, and is situated 1.4 miles from York railway station, a short taxi ride away.
 
The conference fee includes two nights’ accommodation at York Marriott, and all meals and refreshments from Friday afternoon through to Sunday afternoon, and there will be a special optional excursion to the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York, whose holdings include Charlotte Brontë’s will. Further details will follow. 

Conference Fees: 
Single Room: £395      
Double Room (double bed): £750    
Double Room (twin beds): £750


If you would like to secure your place by paying the deposit of £100 per person, please do so by calling 01535 640192.
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