BAVS are delighted to announce a new event in partnership with the Brontë Parsonage Museum: #IAmNoBird, ‘Jane Eyre and Feminism Now’
Join our expert panel for a zoom event bringing discussions of the Brontës and feminism up-to-date. For years, famous quotes such as ‘I am no bird and no net ensnares me’ have become the mantras of pins and tea-towels, but in what other ways do women wield power in the Brontë texts and their legacies?
Our panellists – Professor Dinah Birch, Dr Jessica Cox, actor Melanie Marshall and Diane Fare of the Brontë Society – will join event chair Dr Emma Butcher in each selecting an object from the extensive Brontë Parsonage Museum collection. These items will act as starting points for a conversation about their current thoughts on feminism in the Brontë texts and legacy, and spark discussion about their experiences of understanding and exploring figures like Bertha Mason and Jane Eyre in their own work.
BAVS are happy to announce that we are offering 20 free tickets for BAVS members on a first-come-first-serve basis (current membership will be checked). In order to secure yours, please email Dr Emma Butcher on firstname.lastname@example.org (if you are successful, please do not buy a ticket from the website, yours will be set aside). Those that miss out can purchase a ticket for the discounted price of £4 from the website.
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