Lezingen en activiteiten

An Introduction to Reading Wuthering Heights

This talk opens by discussing the context for Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights (1847), before moving to consider how we might begin to interpret this complex and contradictory novel. One of the first reviewers wrote ‘Wuthering Heights is a strange sort of book – baffling all regular criticism’, a feeling which has been shared by many readers since. I discuss the importance of the narrative form and style of the novel, and ask how we should think about it in relation to genre, since the novel has aspects of realism, Gothic fiction, Christian allegory, and myth, but does not seem to fit simply into any single category. I also address the importance of secrets and mysteries in the novel, many of which remain unresolved. While the talk does not seek to provide an ‘answer’ to the problems of the novel, it does at least hope to raise some interesting questions for readers to consider!

• Date: 26th of May 2018 at 2 pm (14.00 h, venue opens at 13.45 h).

• Speaker: dr. B.P. (Ben) Moore, Assistant Professor in English Literature at the University of Amsterdam.

• Location: community centre ‘Spieghelwijck’, Iepenlaan 354a, 1406 RG Bussum.

• Accessibility: free parking,  easy walking distance (10 minutes) from NS-station ‘Bussum Zuid’.

• Ticket price: 10 euros per person, including tea/coffee.

• Spoken language: Easy English.


To register please e-mail us at info@brontezusjes.nl or use the form below.

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Afgelopen activiteiten

  • 22 september 2017: lezing voor Amalia ‘Het leven van de Brontë zusjes’, door Maartje en Janneke, Bussum.

Enkele reacties van bezoekers:

”Ik heb genoten en nu weet-/snap ik veel meer over de beroemde boeken van de 3-zusjes.” – Mevr. A. uit Bussum.

”Wat een kennis en kunde over dit literaire onderwerp. Grote lijnen en details worden in vogelvlucht over ons uitgestort. Deze voordracht is zeker voor herhaling vatbaar.” – Dhr. H. uit Huizen.

  • 24 maart 2018: lezing ‘Het leven van de Brontë zusjes’, door Maartje en Janneke, Bussum.

Enkele reacties van bezoekers:

“To talk Brontë” is ook in het Nederlands erg leuk! – Mevr. Z. uit Rotterdam.

Zó leuk en zóveel nieuwe informatie over “the Brontë sisters” te horen. – Mevr. K. uit Ede.

Delightful! – Mevr. K. uit Rotterdam.