Locating the Brontës

Friday 22 November 2019

Call For Papers

November 22nd 2019 10:00am - 05:30pm

Call For Papers

Locating the Brontës
Co-hosted by Brontë Parsonage Museum and University of Sheffield
Symposium date: 22 November 2019
Location:  University of Sheffield
Keynote speaker: Dr Jo Waugh, York St John University

Patrick Brontë was first offered the curacy at Haworth in 1819 and Brontë Parsonage Museum is marking 2019 with a focus on the remarkable father of the Brontë siblings – a man whose own personal journey to the curacy in Haworth was not insignificant.  Brontë Parsonage Museum are delighted to be joining forces with the School of English at the University of Sheffield in order to co-host a one-day symposium on the theme of ‘Locating the Brontës’ and invite papers that respond to that theme.

The organisers welcome papers on a broad range of topics exploring the theme, such as:
Representations of space and place
Journeys both literal and symbolic
Social mobility
Political affiliations
Landscapes on screen and filming locations
Histories of the Brontës (and Haworth)
Locating the Brontës in literary and critical traditions

Abstract submission guideline: Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words to Dr Amber Regis at a.regis@sheffield.ac.uk by 19 July 2019. The abstract should include a title, name and affiliation of the speaker, and a contact email address. Postgraduate students are very welcome. Papers will be a minimum of 20 minutes in length, with a maximum of 10 minutes for questions.




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