‘Unjust! Unjust!’ Depictions of Childhood in the Brontës’ Writing

Thursday 15 August 2024

A Thursday Talk at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

August 15th 2024 02:00pm - 03:00pm

A Thursday Talk at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

Join us for August's Thursday Talk, given this month by Learning Officer at the Museum, Sue Newby. This time, we delve into the theme of childhood.

In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë depicts a harsh and chilling version of childhood... while in Wuthering Heights, Emily's Catherine Earnshaw looks back to being a girl with longing, as a time when she was ‘half savage, hardy and free.’

This talk examines the different visions of childhood explored in the Brontës' writing, which relate not only to their own lives, but the conflicting philosophies of their time, from the ideals of the Romantic movement to the controlling paranoia of the evangelicals.  
Date: Thursday 15 August, 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 and volunteers.  
This event will take place at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth. Can't make it in person? No problem! We'll be running an online version of this talk the same day. Book for the online version of this event here.
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