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Registration: Nineteenth Century Study Week (5/20-24/2019)

Nineteenth Century Study Week

Institute of English Studies

London, United Kingdom

May 20-24, 2019

Drawing on the rich heritage of 'Victorian Bloomsbury', the Institute of English Studies (IES) is excited to offer an annual study week dedicated to celebrating and understanding the great nineteenth-century writers.

In 2019, the Study Week will focus on the Brontës. Participants will have the opportunity to hear leading UK scholars on the latest research on Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë through five morning lectures, followed by questions and discussion. These will be followed by afternoon seminars on Brontë critics of the nineteenth century. The seminars, in a group of about 15 students, will be text-based, with novels and other works for preparatory reading notified well in advance. They will be led by a discussion leader with specialist expertise on the Brontë's work. The schedule also provides for a series of student-led informal seminars convened by a staff member and the opportunity for guided library time.

The internationally renowned scholars leading discussions will include Professors Sally Shuttleworth, Cora Kaplan, Ruth Livesey, Laurel Brake, and Dr Simon Marsden. Dr Lyndall Gordon will deliver the 2019 Hilda Hulme lecture as part of the week on the topic of ‘Charlotte Brontë and the Passions’.

Directed by the internationally celebrated scholar, critic and teacher Professor Isobel Armstrong, the Study Week will bring together Brontë experts and postdoctoral and graduate students. It will be held at the IES in the heart of Bloomsbury.

Visit https://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/brontes for further information. Questions can be directed to iesevents@sas.ac.uk.

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