Sinister, uncanny, macabre

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A Thursday Talk at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

A Thursday Talk at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

Join us for a discussion exploring the gothic in the Bronte novels, perfectly timed for October!

Chilling laughter in the darkest hours. A lost ghost-child at the window. A long dead corpse exhumed by a grief crazed lover and a mysterious visitor mutilated, as though by a vampire…

All are scenarios in the Brontes’ novels and we could go on! Though we might first think of stories of wild passion, doomed or fulfilled when we think of Emily and Charlotte’s novels, they were also fantastically skilled at creating an atmosphere of the sinister, the uncanny, even the macabre. But can we say the Brontes were Gothic novelists?

Join us for this talk which explores this question, and tell us what you think!

Date: Thursday 12 October, 2.15pm
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 very same day. Find out more.

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