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SLC English department to host discussion on the Brontës

Posted On September 23, 2016


MANITOWOC, WIS. — Silver Lake College’s English department will host a discussion, “The Brontës at 200: Why are They Still Relevant,” from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on Sept. 28 in the Endries Family Heritage Room on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road. The discussion, which is part of the “SLC Salon: Language, Literature, and Conversation” series, is free and open to the public. Albert Sears, professor of English at Silver Lake College, will facilitate the discussion.

This year marks 200 years since the birth of Charlotte Brontë, the author of “Jane Eyre” and one of several siblings in a British family known for their literary and artistic endeavors. Bicentennials for Brontë siblings Emily (author of “Wuthering Heights”), Anne (author of “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall”), and Branwell (a painter and poet) will be celebrated in subsequent years.

Formerly known as the “Literary Roundtable” series, “SLC Salon” includes another discussion (topic to be announced) on Nov. 2, which also will be held from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the Heritage Room at Silver Lake College.

The following websites may be helpful for review prior to the Sept. 28 discussion:

For more information on the “SLC Salon: Language, Literature, and Conversation” series, contact Sears at albert.sears@sl.edu.