Light in Literature: Special Issue of Romanticism

A new issue of the journal Romanticism explores imaginative representations of light in English literature from the late eighteenth century to the present day. Edited by Dr Sarah Wootton, the journal derives from a 2013 symposium on light sponsored by Durham University's Institute of Advanced Study and organised by the Romantic Dialogues and Legacies Research Group. In... Continue Reading →

New Podcast: Celebrating the Brontës

Celebrate the literature and legacy of the Brontë sisters in this podcast, recorded around the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë's birth, which features readings from and commentaries on their ground-breaking, powerful, and influential novels.  Works featured include Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and Villette alongside the poetry and prose of her sisters, Emily and Anne Brontë. The readings also reflect... Continue Reading →

Sarah Wootton wins the Elma Dangerfield Prize for her book, Byronic Heroes

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Wootton, whose recent book Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing and Screen Adaptation has won the 2016 Elma Dangerfield Prize, awarded by the International Association of Byron Societies.  Byronic Heroes focuses on the fiction of major nineteenth-century women writers – including Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot – and the resurgence of Byronic heroes in film and... Continue Reading →

Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing and Screen Adaptation

From his birth in 1812, through to his reincarnation in the Twilight Saga, the Byronic hero has been a compelling presence in culture for two centuries. A new book by Dr Sarah Wootton looks at the legacy of the Byronic hero in the works of nineteenth-century women writers and the modern adaptation of their books on screen. Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing and Screen Adaptation focuses on the... Continue Reading →

Celebrating the Brontes (Reading, 7th March)

Mark International Women's Day 2016 with a free reading to celebrate the life and work of some of the most inspirational women in literature. Come along on 7th March 2016, 18:30, in St Chad's College Chapel.  This event will celebrate the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, with readings from and commentaries on her ground-breaking, powerful, and influential novels.... Continue Reading →

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