Revisiting the Brontes

Ref: C2341173

Whether you are a confirmed Brontë fan, or just wonder what all the fuss is about during a spate of bicentenaries, join us for a chance to visit the famous sisters and their controversial brother in their legendary Haworth home. With the help of extracts, film clips and illustrations we will look at their lives, their novels and poems, and the history of 'Brontëmania' ever since their untimely deaths.

Course aim

This course aims to take a brief look at the lives and achievements of one of the most famous literary families, the Brontës.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • State some reasons why the Brontës are still read and remembered
  • Decide which of the Brontës' works I might read or re-read as a result of today's course
  • Share with others my response to a variety of written and recorded extracts from the Brontës' work.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • If you are already a reader of the Brontës, please bring a copy of your favourite novel or poem(s), plus any critical or Brontë-based imaginative work that you have enjoyed.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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Revisiting the Brontes


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