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Institute of Continuing Education

This course is part of the Literature Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

When in 1847 Charlotte Brontë burst upon the literary scene, she was seen as a dangerous radical with tendentious views on gender relations. Criticised for her sympathetic treatment of social issues, Elizabeth Gaskell came to be regarded as the purveyor of cosy domestic values. Our discussions will show that both views are oversimplifications.


Course dates

23 Jul 2018 to 27 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

09 Jul 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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