The Brontës and FRIENDS

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A Thursday Talk at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

A Thursday Talk at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

Join us for an analysis of proto-feminist themes in the Brontë sisters' work, through the lens of iconic 90s comedy sitcom FRIENDS
‘The One where Jane Eyre is a cyborg’
In Season 5, Episode 9 of the comedy television series FRIENDS, Phoebe and Rachel join a late-night literature class studying Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. While Phoebe gets stuck into the symbolism of the moors, Rachel comes to understand how the books were light-years ahead of their time, in more ways than one...

Although a fleeting and playful reference to the Brontës, there are many aspects of FRIENDS that speak to the pervasive and forward-thinking feminism found in the Brontës’ novels.

Phoebe, Monica and Rachel may be the iconic female trio of a generation, but who could be more iconic than the original trio of Charlotte, Emily and Anne?
Date: Thursday 16 November, 2pm
Venue: Brontë Event Space at the Old School Room
Free with entry to the Museum and for residents in BD20, BD21 and BD22. No need to book.

Thursday Talks are delivered by our knowledgeable Museum staff.  
This is an in-person event at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth. Can't make it in person? No problem! We will be running an online version of this Thursday Talk the following week.
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