‘Take courage, Charlotte, take courage’. - Anne Brontë’s final words to her sister Charlotte were ‘Take courage, Charlotte, take courage’, and they have proved to be inspirational not only to her ...
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Madness and the 19th-Century Novel
Monday 12 January - Monday 23 March
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Course Code: WR15220
Tutor: Sarah Wise
Max students: 16
Number of Sessions: 6
Cost: £60.00 to £80.00
Notes: This course takes place on alternate weeks.
Mental illness – real or alleged – is a major theme or plot device in many 19th-century novels. This course examines a number of works, some well known, others less so, and will analyse the variety of Victorian views of insanity. Books include Jane Eyre, The Woman in White and The Fall of the House of Usher.