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

Thursday 15 August 2024

An online Thursday Talk from the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

An online Thursday Talk from 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, 7:30pm (BST)
Tickets: £5

This online event will take place via Zoom. This is a live event and will not be recorded. Please book your tickets before 5pm on Thursday 15 August to ensure you recieve your event link in time for the talk, and email bronte@bronte.org.uk if you haven't received the link by 5pm on the day of the talk. Thank you.

Thursday Talks are delivered by our knowledgeable Museum staff and volunteers.  

This is an online event delivered via Zoom. Want to join person? We'll be running an in-person version of this Thursday Talk at the Museum. Find out more here.
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