Friday, May 03, 2013

Friday, May 03, 2013 12:30 am by M. in , ,    No comments
Two very different appeals from the Brontë Society:
We need your old books - for our 40s weekend book stall on May 18/19, which is going up in the Parsonage front garden.
In particular we're looking for old books, as well as books about Haworth, local history and the countryside. But general books will do.
If you'd like to donate and live locally, please bring your books in to the Parsonage shop. We'd be very grateful. Thank you!
2. Call for papers, Brontë Society Conference 2014
The Brontë Society is pleased to announce that the conference will take place on 29, 30, & 31 August 2014 at the Scarman Conference Centre, Warwick University

In the nineteenth century the term ‘Condition of England’ was applied mainly to the economic and commercial problems of the nation. For this conference we would like to broaden the meaning to include, if possible, some of the other major national concerns of the day, which would have impacted on the Brontë family and possibly influenced their works. Some of the most obvious examples are: development of the railways; controversy over home-rule for Ireland; abolition of slavery; Catholic emancipation; Law reform; and the Chartist movement. The last topic is particularly pertinent, as Haworth was at the very centre of the rapid industrialisation of the former cottage industries of wool-combing, spinning, and weaving.
In addition to formal papers, we are looking to include a limited number of seminar sessions on the conference theme, and are calling for proposals and leaders for these sessions.

Abstracts for papers and proposals for seminar sessions should be sent to: The Conference Organiser, Brontë Society, Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8DR, or by email here.

Deadline for receipt of submissions: February 28, 2014

Abstracts should be limited to no more than 300 words.

Successful speakers will be notified no later than March 31, 2014

Further details for delegates wishing to attend will be announced shortly.


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