Saturday, December 05, 2009

Saturday, December 05, 2009 12:09 am by M. in , , , , , ,    No comments
A couple of forthcoming alerts:

1. A chance to listen the 1996 musical piece Horizons by Andrew Carter which puts into music among others, Anne Brontë's poem My Soul is Awakened.
On Saturday 5th December the St Neots Choral Society are performing a rather special concert to celebrate composer Andrew Carter's 70th birthday, with an orchestra from the London circuit and professional soloists. The works to be performed are - Horizons by Andrew Carter, Puccini's Messa di Gloria and Suppé's Overture to Poet and Peasant.

Horizons is a work commissioned by the Society in 1996 for their 25th Anniversary, written with our President, Linda Hibberd in mind as the soloist. It uses poems by Arthur Hugh Clough, Anne Brontë, John Masefield, Emily Dickinson, Rudyard Kipling, Walt Whitman and Alfred Tennyson as the foundation of the piece. Puccini's Messa di Gloria is a popular piece with rousing melodies and orchestration and Suppé's Overture to Poet and Peasant is typical of his style.

The concert soloists are: Linda Hibberd - Alto, Roberto Gomez-Ortiz - tenor and Thomas Faulkner - bass. (AboutMyArea)
The concert takes place at St Mary's Church, Eaton Socon, Cambs. at 7.30pm.

2. We are afraid that at the Bristol Public Library they are seriously confused:
Please join us for a lively book banter on Monday, December 7, at 7:00 in Meeting Room One! We will be discussing Jane Eyre by Emily Bronte (sic).

Copies of the Jane Eyre are available at the Circulation Desk. Free refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.

(Feel like the first Mrs. Rochester got a raw deal? In January, we will be discussing Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys’s response to Jane Eyre and Bronte’s treatment of the “madwoman in the attic.”)

And one not forthcoming but belated. Yesterday, December 4 in Nantes, France:
Journée d'étude Voix d'écrivaines au XIXè siècle : Charlotte Brontë "Jane Eyre" et Emily Dickinson "Collected Poems"
4 décembre 2009
10h00 - 12h30 et 14h15 - 16h30
salle 446 CIL (Centre International des Langues) (Université de Nantes)

Déjà en 1979, dans The Madwoman in The Attic, Gilbert et Gubar exploraient le rapport de la femme à la création à partir de figures emblématiques, parmi lesquelles Charlotte Brontë et Emily Dickinson. A la faveur d'un programme de concours de recrutement d'enseignants, l'opportunité d'une même rencontre nous est donnée exactement trente ans plus tard. Dans le sillage d'un questionnement entamé il y a quelques années déjà avec « paroles de femmes », cette journée sous l'égide du CRINI entend aborder la question de l'écriture féminine au XIXe siècle à travers une notion critique éminemment contemporaine : celle de la « voix ».
Au-delà des étudiants en concours, directement concernés, cette journée s'adresse aux futurs chercheurs et plus généralement à toutes celles et ceux que la littérature, et plus spécifiquement la littérature anglo-saxonne, intéresse.
The programme included the following talks:
Laurence TALAIRACH VIELMAS (Université Toulouse Le Mirail): « Jane Eyre and Visual Culture : Charlotte Brontë’s Revision of Ideal Feminity ».
Georges LETISSIER (Université de Nantes): « Seuils et ruptures dans Jane Eyre : les voies/voix de la récriture ».
Sylvie MAUREL (Université Toulouse Le Mirail): « Jane Eyre et Wide Sargasso Sea».
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