Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 12:30 am by M. in , ,    No comments
We suppose that Emily Dickinson will be pleased to know about this alert taking place today March 4 in her home town:
Naturalists and Novelists: The Birds of the Brontës
David Spector, Ornithologist
Tuesday, March 4, 7pm-8:30pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Amherst, MA

David Spector, an ornithologist with a specialty in birds in literature, will discuss the birds in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, and Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. How does information about a bird flow from scientific discovery, via environmental education, to use in a literary masterpiece? How can attention to the birds in novels reveal conversations between sisters, and how might such conversations continue long after authors' deaths? Learn how natural history knowledge can deepen understanding and appreciation of literature. FREE • Registration required.
(Via Daily Hampshire Gazette

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