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About Jane Eyre SeminarContra Costa County Library
Orinda Library Gallery Room, 26 Orinda Way. 925-254-2184.
Part 1: Monday, March 9, 7-8:30 pm
Part 2: Monday, April 13, 7-8:30 pm
A two part seminar on Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre presented by Deborah Janke, a novelist and executive director of a Contra Costa non-profit. A longtime resident of Lafayette, Deborah has a degree in Humanities, emphasis English Literature, from U.C. Berkeley.
Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre has excited the imagination of readers, film makers, scholars and literary critics for more than one hundred and fifty years. The novel launched an obscure author into worldwide fame and the public's fascination with her life and work has not diminished in the 21st century. Think of the number of movie adaptations made in the last 20 years. This seminar will explore the novel from many perspectives, some of which are quite provocative. We will learn biographical facts which may provide insight into what helped inspire this acclaimed work of fiction. Familiarity with the novel would be helpful but it is not required to participate in what will be a lively, thought-provoking gathering.