VIRTUAL LECTURE (LIVE) | Susannah Fullerton: Sisters of Tragedy - The Brontës and their works

Tuesday 29 Sep 2020, 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM

Join Susannah Fullerton as she presents her lecture Sisters of Tragedy - The Brontës and their works via Zoom. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/

The lecture will begin promptly at 5pm. Please ensure you are online before the start to allow admittance to the lecture. Lectures are not recorded and can only be viewed at the time listed on your ticket. Ticket sales will close at 3pm on day of lecture.

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The story of the Brontës, a tragic and brilliant family, is one of the most fascinating tales in all of English literature. Charlotte, Emily and Anne grew up in a bleak Yorkshire parsonage, expecting to become governesses. Instead, they wrote 7 extraordinary novels - passionate, violent, feminist and autobiographical - which they published anonymously. Only Charlotte enjoyed literary fame, as Emily and Anne died soon after publishing their works.

Susannah Fullerton presents the incredible story of these sisters of tragedy, performs dramatic excerpts from their books and poems and depicts the Victorian background of repressive attitudes to women against which they struggled all their lives. Vivid pictures will transport you to Yorkshire and its wild and beautiful moors.

Susannah Fullerton has been the President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia for more than twenty years. She has written several books about Jane Austen and has lectured about her favourite novelist around Australia and overseas. She received an OAM for services to literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW. Susannah is also the Patron of the Kipling Society of Australia. She leads literary tours to the UK, Europe, NZ and the USA, and she sends out a popular and free monthly blog, ‘Notes from a Book Addict’ which you can sign up for on her website. Susannah is one of ADFAS’s most popular Australia lecturers and she offers a wide range of talks about famous writers and their works.

Image| Patrick Branwell Brontë The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë), c. 1834, oil on canvas, National Portrait Gallery, London

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