Join our panel of Brontë enthusiasts as they discuss Charlotte Brontë’s visionary feminist statement, Jane Eyre. What makes the novel and its titular heroine such potent feminist forces? What are the different feminist readings of the novel and what were Charlotte’s intentions as she created a novel so at odds with the attitudes of its time?
Rebecca Fraser is author of ‘The Brontës: Charlotte Brontë and her Family’ and brings a wealth of experience to the topic. She is joined by academic, broadcaster and specialist in Victorian literature Dinah Birch and Donna Lee, Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Bradford. Together they’ll discuss the feminist legacy of one of our greatest female protagonists. Jodie Matthews chairs.