Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 12:30 am by M. in , ,    No comments
Tomorrow, November 8, a symposium about Branwell Brontë will take place at the University of Leeds:
Symposium Programme
Branwell Brontë: ‘Perfect Wreck’
Treasures of the Brotherton, University of Leeds
8 November 2017
Co-hosted by Brontë Parsonage Museum and Leeds University Library Special Collections

9.30 – 10.00 Registration and Refreshments (Parkinson Court, outside Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery)
10.00 – 11.00 Keynote Lecture (Sheppard Room, Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery)
Dr Jonathon Shears, University of Keele, ‘Branwell and Byronic self-fashioning
Chair: Dr Alys Mostyn, University of Leeds
11.00 – 12.30 Panel Session 1
Chair: Dr Claire O’Callaghan, Brunel University
i. Dr Emma Storr, Associate Professor in Primary Care, University of Leeds: Disease, Drink and Death: Living and Dying in Haworth in the early 19th Century
ii. Lucy Sheerman, Independent Researcher: Act Like a Man: Branwell Brontë and the quest for Readership
iii. Emily Ross, Independent Researcher: The Wreckage of the Brontë Portraits: The Role of the Artist in the Post-Truth Age
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch (Parkinson Court, outside Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery)
During lunch there is the opportunity to view a selection of Brontë material from Leeds University Library Special Collections. This viewing will take place in the Sheppard Room in the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery.
13.30 – 15.00 Panel Session 2
Chair: Dr Richard Salmon, University of Leeds
i. Edwin John Moorhouse Marr, PhD student, Anglia Ruskin University: ‘Unwept Deaths – Inglorious War’: Battlefield Deaths and Masculine Grief in Branwell’s War Poetry
ii. Melissa Parker, PhD student, University of Lancaster: Branwell Brontë was led by the Hand: An Exploration of his Ink and Paper Twin
iii. Samantha Cummings, Independent Researcher: The Mourning of Branwell Brontë
15.00 – 15.30 Refreshments (Parkinson Court, outside Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery)
15.30 – 17.00 Panel Session 3
Chair: Dr Jonathon Shears, University of Keele
i. Dr Claire O’Callaghan, Brunel University, ‘An outcast, a brother, a Brontë’: The Primacy of Branwell’s decline in Brontë biodramas.
ii. Kimberley Braxton, PhD student, University of Keele: ‘I fear you will burn my present letter on recognising the handwriting' – The many personas of Patrick Branwell Brontë in his epistolary writing
iii. Victoria Jane Clarke, PhD student, University of Leeds: With Privilege Comes Pressure: Branwell Brontë as Patriarch-In-Waiting
17.00 Closing Remarks/Conference Ends

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