Train of Thought Productions

In March 2016 we held a Brontë Study Day.

Sessions included;

Brontës rebooted: adaptations of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights

Emma Bull, Freelance education consultant offered a critical snapshot of film, TV and wider adaptations, exploring their affordances for students and examining how adaptation sheds light on the texts' cultural capital.

Poetic Sisters: The Poems of Charlotte and Emily Brontë

This session outlined the poetic endeavours of the Bronte sisters and discuss two poems in detail: ‘To a Wreath of Snow’, written by Emily and ‘The Autumn day its course has run’, by Charlotte. Dr April Gallwey, Department of English, University of Bristol

The Representation of Love in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights & Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

This session looked at the way love serves as a lens through which the Brontės examine early Victorian society, and particularly at women's place within that society. With Dr Nicola Whitehead.

Thank you all our speakers, Ed Sheppard at the Arnolfini Art Gallery, Bristol and everyone that came along.

Photo highlights from the day

Feedback for our Brontë Study Day

Very strong on context – great. Lovely to hear from a range of experts.
Appreciated their thorough preparation.
I thought the day was very informative. Thank you.
...very useful and I now have much more knowledge of the Brontes texts.
Contextual information about the Brontes was excellent and incredibly helpful