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Faculty of Arts. University of Melbourne
Melbourne Masterclasses10 Great Books
Ten books that have profoundly altered the way we experience the world presented by ten celebrated scholars. Join us for the first of this highly anticipated annual series.
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, Deirdre Coleman, 24 June
Emily Brontë’s unnerving, elemental Wuthering Heights, which perplexed readers at the time with its shocking rendition of "humanity in this wild state" (Britannia, January 1848), is a classic of English Literature.
Presented by Professor Deirdre Coleman, an expert on eighteenth and nineteenth century literature, whose books include Romantic Colonization and British Anti-Slavery (2005), Maiden Voyages and Infant Colonies: Two Women's Travel Narratives of the 1790s (1999) and Coleridge and 'The Friend' (1988).