Brontë 200 - Celebrating Anne Brontë at the Seventh International Conference on Literary Juvenilia

School of the Arts & Media, University of New South Wales

May 20th 2020 12:00am - May 23rd 2020 12:00am

School of the Arts & Media, University of New South Wales

Literary Juvenilia, material imagination and 'things' 22nd May 2020: Brontë Day Celebrating Anne Brontë’s Bicentenary The International Society of Literary Juvenilia (ISLJ) and Juvenilia Press welcome you to UNSW Sydney for a conference that includes a Brontë Day, celebrating this often ‘forgotten’ sister—her strength, bravery and talent. Anne Brontë wrote stories and poetry from an early age. She collaborated with her sister Emily in developing the fantasy world of Gondal. Her poetry was published in Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell (1846), and she wrote two novels: Agnes Grey (1847), which deals with the plight of the family governess, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), a plea for equal education and legal rights for women. Keynote speaker Professor Beverly Taylor will speak on “Becoming Acton Bell”. A new Juvenilia Press edition of The Diary Papers of Emily and Anne Brontë will be launched at the conference. The book is beautifully illustrated with colour photos of the manuscripts, several images never seen before, and relevant items from the Brontë Parsonage Museum.


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