Saturday, April 01, 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017 1:00 am by M. in ,    No comments
The Brussels Brontë Group celebrates their April Brontë weekend:
Saturday 1 April 2017Room P61, Université Saint-Louis, Rue du Marais 119, 1000 Brussels

10.30 (doors open at 10.00 for coffee):
Talk by Helen MacEwan: ‘Charlotte Brontë seen by the Belgians: Some views from ‘Labassecour’

Charlotte Brontë was fascinated by Brussels, where she lived for 2 years, but at the same time critical of Belgium and Belgians in her novels ‘The Professor’ and ‘Villette’. What about Belgian views of Charlotte Brontë? How have Belgian readers reacted to Charlotte’s take on their country?
 A translator and former teacher, Helen MacEwan founded the Brussels Brontë Group in 2006 soon after moving to Brussels. She is the author of several books including ‘The Brontës in Brussels’, a guide to Charlotte and Emily Brontë’s time at the Pensionnat Heger.

14.00: A talk by Sam Jordison

The journalist, critic and humorous writer Sam Jordison will talk about critical views of the Brontës over the past two centuries and how we understand the Brontë novels today, almost two centuries after they were written.
Sam Jordison is the editor of ‘Crap Towns: the 50 worst places to live in the UK’, author of a guide to 'Literary London' with his wife Eloise Millar, and is currently working on a book on H.G. Wells. A long-standing admirer of the Brontës, he has written various articles on them.

Sunday 2 April 2016
10.00: Guided walk around Brontë places in Brussels in the Place Royale area. The walk takes about 2 hours.

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