Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
Recent Brontë-related talks at different conferences and workshops:
Nineteenth-Century, Energies Annual Conference Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
March 27-30, 2014
University of Houston

Moderator: Melissa Gniadek, Rice University

Written in the Schoolroom: Charlotte Brontë’s Unpublishable Schoolgirls” | Ashly Bennett, Haverford College

Moderator: John Kucich, Rutgers University

“‘The Toad in the Block of Marble’: Animation, Petrification, and Imprisonment in Charlotte Brontë’s Figures in Stone” | Susan B. Taylor, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Moderator: Ashley Miller, University of Texas, Arlington

Subversive Phrenology in Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of  Wildfell Hall” | Shalyn Claggett, Mississippi State University
Children's Literature Association. 41ts Annual Conference
University of South California
June 18-21, 2014

14D.Reading from the Canon
Chair: Marilyn Bloss Koester, University of Memphis

C. Anita Tarr, Illinois State University (retired)
Jane Eyre for Children?”
University Writing and Research Conference
The George Washington University, Washington DC
February 27-28, 2014

Panel: From Books to Film, From Landscapes to Lessons

Veronica Hoyer –"Just an Old Wives’ Tale" Nominating Professor: Katherine Howell
This essay compares the use of British folklore in Brontë's Jane Eyre and Cary Fukunaga's 2011 film adaption. It analyses the film adaption's interpretations of British folklore within the novel Jane Eyre with conclusions that speak of the harmony between the adaptation and the historians who have traditionally recorded the stories with disdain—scorning the druid, pre-Christian enlightenment beliefs as mere superstitions—and not as Brontë incorporated them within her plot and characters. The essay explores theories of filmic adaption to compare the two pieces and to understand the aim of the partial integration of the different Gothic elements setting the mood of the film, focusing on the legend of the Gytrash and the appearance of Mr. Rochester as expressed in both mediums.
The 6th Biennial Slayage Conference on the WhedonversesCalifornia State University-Sacramento
19-22 June 2014
T.4—Love, Romance, and Vampires in Classic and  Contemporary Texts
Eva Hayles Gledhill, Chair

Eva Hayles Gledhill, “Wuthering Revello Drive: Eroticism, Romance, and Time in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twilight and Wuthering Heights


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