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Parsonage Unwrapped: Celebrating Charlotte Brontë with Christine Alexander
August 26, 7.30pm
A special event to mark this new publication
To commemorate Charlotte's bicentenary, the Brontë Society has commissioned a new publication, Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: Transforming Life into Literature in Jane Eyre, by Christine Alexander and Sara Pearson.
At this special Parsonage Unwrapped event, Christine Alexander, Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales and Director of the Juvenilia Press, will speak about the way this book is designed to usher today's reader into the world of Charlotte Brontë's life and fiction. She will explore the rich historical and biographical context of Charlotte Brontë's lived experience, focusing on objects from the Brontë Parsonage Museum collection, and will discuss the way Brontë transformed the 'stuff of life' into her literary masterpiece Jane Eyre.