Reappraised, Revisited, Reimagined: Writing about the Brontës from the 21st century

Sunday 25 September 2022

Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing 2022

Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing 2022

Reappraised, Revisited, Reimagined:  Writing about the Brontës from the 21st century. Part of the Bronte Festival of Women's Writing.

It’s been 200 years since the Brontë sisters were born, and the world we live in is drastically different to theirs. So, how do we write about our Victorian sisters from the 21st century? Join us for a lively debate as academics Claire O’Callaghan, Adelle Hay and Sophie Franklin discuss their collection of texts that examine the Brontë sisters in the context of the time we live in.  

Author of ‘Emily Brontë Reappraised’, Claire O’Callaghan is a Lecturer in English at Loughborough University, Adelle Hay, author of ‘Anne Bronte Reimagined’ is a Doctoral Researcher at Loughborough University and Dr Sophie Franklin, author of ‘Charlotte Bronte Revisited’ is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tübingen, Germany.  In this series of books, Claire, Adelle and Sophie each challenge stubborn and dated Brontë myths and reinterpret the way in which the Brontë sisters are perceived. 

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This event takes place 11:20 am - 12:20 pm on Sunday 24 September at the Bronte Event Space at the Old School Room. This event costs £8/£6* concessions, and is a Hybrid Event.

If you're planning on attending in Haworth, please select the '£8 ticket' or £6 concession. You will be sent details on when and where to arrive.


If you're planning on joining online, please select the 'Online hybrid ticket'. We will be sending out the online resources to you the week of the festival. This will included a pre-recorded version of the event, with Q&A at the end.

This event is part of the Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing. The Brontë Sisters were bold, daring and wrote stories that surprised the world. This year’s festival celebrates female writers and artists who create work which pushes boundaries.  From poetry workshops and Q&A’s to live music and more, we’re thrilled to present a festival that welcomes exciting female voices from across the country.

What’s more, this year’s  festival is hybrid, which  means you can join us in person in Haworth or online from wherever in the world you are.  

There's so much to see- why not join us for all our festival events and make a weekend of it?

Purchase an In Person Weekend Ticket for £55- includes free admission to the museum.

Joining from home? Purchase an Online Weekend Ticket for £40.
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