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Institute of Continuing Education


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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

Apply by

09 Jul 2018


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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