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Naturalists and Novelists: The Birds of the Brontës(Via Daily Hampshire Gazette)
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.