The Brussels Brontë Group organises meetings and events in Brussels throughout the year, including an annual weekend of events around the date of Charlotte Brontë’s birthday (21 April). We organise regular Guided walks around Brontë places in Brussels. Our Reading group specialises in 19th century literature (not just the Brontës!).
Provisional programme 2018-19
Registration essential for all events. To register, contact Helen MacEwan.
Saturday 13 October 2018
11.00: Talk on Wuthering Heights by Professor John Bowen
John Bowen is Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of York. His research area is nineteenth-century fiction and he has a particular interest in Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope and the Brontës. He wrote about the Brontës, among other writers, in the OUP History of the Novel in English.
14.00: Readings from Emily Brontë’s poems.
Venue: Gemeenschapscentrum Op-Weule, rue Saint Lambert 91, 1200 Woluwe Saint Lambert (next to Woluwe Shopping Centre). Registration essential for all events. To register, contact Helen MacEwan
Sunday 14 October 2018 at 10 am
This two-hour walk features Brontë places in the Place Royale area. Charge: €10. To register, contact Helen MacEwan
Christmas Lunch & Entertainment
Saturday 8 December 2018
Film screening(s) and discussion
Saturday 16 February 2019
Film(s) to be screened: to be confirmed
Brussels Brontë Weekend
6-7 April 2019
Saturday 6 April
10.30 Talk by Professor Rosemary Ashton: Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and the Woman Question
In the bicentenary of George Eliot’s birth, Rosemary Ashton, Emeritus Professor of University College London, will discuss the treatment of women’s position by Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot, looking at Brontë’s heroines Jane Eyre and Lucy Snowe and Eliot’s Maggie Tulliver (Mill on the Floss) and Dorothea Brooke (Middlemarch).
Rosemary Ashton’s research areas include Romantic and Victorian literature and culture and the cultural history of nineteenth-century London. Her books include biographies of Coleridge, Thomas and Jane Carlyle and George Eliot, and 142 Strand, about a set of avant-garde writers who gathered at the London house of the radical publisher John Chapman.
12.00 AGM of the Brussels Brontë Group
Sunday 7 April 2019
This two-hour walk features Brontë places in the Place Royale area. Charge: €10.
10am, 22 April 2018, to register, contact Helen MacEwan
Brontë Society weekend, Haworth
8-9 June 2019
Join Brussels Group members for the annual weekend of events in Haworth, Yorkshire, organised by the Brontë Society, UK. Talks, walks on the moors and excursions
Saturday 15 June 2019