Week in Review – 23 April (#Bronte200 edition)

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NPG 1452; Charlotte BrontÎ by George Richmond

Charlotte Brontë by George Richmond, chalk, 1850, 23 5/8 in. x 18 3/4 in. (600 mm x 476 mm), National Portrait Gallery, London

In honour of Charlotte Brontë’s recent bicentenary here’s some of the best links from #Bronte200:

Jane de Gay’s post on the influence of Brontë on Virginia Woolf.

Emma Butcher’s post ‘The secret history of Jane Eyre: Charlotte Brontë’s private fantasy stories‘.

The National Portrait Gallery’s display Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: 1816 – 1855

The Leck Gallery’s initiative Re-reading the Brontës.

Calderdale Museum’s exhibition Splendid Shreds of Silk & Satin: A Celebration of Charlotte Brontë in Quilts.

Tracy Chavalier’s postCharlotte Brontë: national treasure for 200 years

The LA Review of Book’s postThe Gothic Dramarama: On the 200th Anniversary of Charlotte Brontë‘.

Charlotte Mathieson’s post ‘Finding Brontë in Brussels: Reflections on Literary Tourism’.


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