Sophie Franklin and Claire O’Callaghan – Charlotte versus Emily
Saturday, 20 October 2018
- Time: 2pm-3pm
- Venue: Number One Riverside
Suitable for: Age 14+
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Which of the Brontës do you prefer? Join us for an afternoon of discussion around the famous siblings, as authors Sophie Franklin and Claire O’Callaghan take a detailed look at the talented sisters.
Young academic Sophie Franklin’s Charlotte Brontë Revisited, examines Charlotte’s private world of convention, rebellion and imagination, and how they shaped her life, writing and obsessions – including the paranormal, nature, feminism and politics.
Emily Brontë Reappraised: A view from the 21st Century, by Claire O’Callaghan, conjures a new image of Emily and rehabilitates her personal reputation. Dr O’Callaghan claims that the characterisation of Emily as an ‘oddball’ is undeserved. She would probably fit better in modern society, where independent, unconventional women are more likely to be celebrated.