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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Fashion, Passion and Villainy in the Novels of the Brontës

29th September 2010, 17:30 to 19:00, Alington House, 4 North Bailey, Emma Miller

Fashion may not be what first comes to mind when one considers Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights or The Tenant of Wildfell Hall but the way characters are dressed can reveal a lot about their motivations and behaviours, as well as giving the reader a greater insight into the plot. Widely considering the choices of clothing and accessories in the work of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë, I will be examining what they reveal about the narratives in question and how they reflect upon, or contravene social and cultural mores.

The Durham Late Summer Lecture Series is designed to showcase postgraduate research in the Department of English Studies to a general audience from both within and outside of the university, and to offer PhD students and post-docs in the Department of English Studies an opportunity for lecturing and aims to provide valuable experience for later job applications.

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Research in English At Durham (READ) blog showcasing the the literary research emerging from the Department of English Studies


We host a large number of conferences, lectures and seminars each year, many of them open to the public. Find out more on our Events page.


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