HENA03827U  English - Free topic: The Writings of the Brontë Sisters

Volume 2014/2015
Content
This course will partly offer an opportunity to read and discuss most of the major novels by the three Brontë sisters, but it is also intended as a pretext for discussing such pertinent Victorian issues as professions for women, women writers, women readers, tuberculosis, mental disease and spiritual hauntings. The private lives of the Brontës soon became inexctricable from their works, and we shall examine the contemporary reception of the novels, together with the extensive myth-making which began shortly after the death of Charlotte Brontë in 1855.
Anne Brontê, Agnes Grey (1847), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) Emily Brontê, Wuthering Heights (1847) Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (1847), Villette (1853) Elizabeth Gaskell, Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857) Lucasta Miller, The Brontë Myth (2002)
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 176,75
  • Total
  • 204,75