Saturday, 10 November 2012

Conference Programme

We're now pleased to announce the conference programme for Re-Visioning the Brontës (see below). To book your free place, please visit

Conference Timetable:

09:30-10:10 - Registration, coffee

10:10-10:20 - Welcome and Introduction, Nick Cass, Conference Organiser, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

10:20-10:35 - 'Keynote' Welcome, Jane Sellars, Curator of Art, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

10:35-10:55 - 'Southern Flight: Brontëan Migrations in Kate Chopin’s At Fault', Dr Carl Plasa, Cardiff University

10:55-11:15 - 'Righting the Life of the Mind: The Significance of Psychological Discourse in the Brontës’ Interwar Afterlives', Amber Pouliot, University of Leeds

11:25-11:45 - Coffee

11:45-12:05 - 'The Brontës, Materiality, and Resonance: Three Ways of Looking', Aislinn Hunter, University of Edinburgh

12:05-12:20 - Introduction to the Brontë manuscripts in Special Collections (University of Leeds), Sarah Prescott, Literary Archivist

12:30-13:30 - - Lunch break

13:30 -13:50 - '"…like a new picture introduced to the gallery of memory": Re-Visioning Jane Eyre through Paula Rego', Dr Sarah Wootton, Durham University

13:50 -14:10 - 'Charlotte's Dress', Lisa Sheppy, Contemporary Artist

14:10-14:45 - Dr Richard Brown (University of Leeds) in conversation with Professor Blake Morrison (Goldsmiths, University of London) on Morrison's play We Are Three Sisters.

14:55-15:15 - Coffee

15:15-15:35 - 'Listening Out: the Soundtracks and Film Scores of Wuthering Heights', Dr Jenny Bavidge, University of Cambridge

15:35-15:55 - 'Wuthering Heights in Japan: the film Arashi ga Oka (1988, dir. Yoshishige Yoshida)', María Seijo-Richart, University of A Caruña

16:05-17:00 - Roundtable discussion chaired by Adam Strickson (Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing, University of Leeds), with Sally Wainwright (TV writer and Playwright), Sarah Fermi (Writer and Trustee, Brontë Society), Tiffany Murray (Writer and Senior Lecturer, University of Glamorgan), Simon Warner (Artist and Photographer) and Jenna Holmes (Arts Officer, Brontë Parsonage Museum).
17:00:-17:30 - Tour of the exhibitions 'Visions of Angria' and ‘Wildness Between the Lines’, followed by a wine reception at Leeds College of Art.

The conference will also feature excerpts from David Wilson and Simon Warner’s ‘Air on Brontë Moor’, an original suite of music with film accompaniment.

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