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Excellent Women - Charlotte Yonge: Fictionalising Victorian parish work

Excellent Women - Charlotte Yonge: Fictionalising Victorian parish work

Tuesday, 19th June 2018 | 6.30pm - 7.45pm | Poets' Corner


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The 19th century was a time when the novel came of age. Many of the era’s female novelists responded in powerful and sophisticated ways to the era’s preoccupation with issues of belief and religious practice.

Join us for this series of lectures asking how three authors – Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and Charlotte M. Yonge – use fiction to explore questions of faith, morality and personal adherence to the Church of England.

In this final lecture, Dr Charlotte Mitchell, University College London, discusses the work of Charlotte Yonge (1823-1901).

The series draws in part on the collection of essays Anglican Women Novelists: Charlotte Bronte to P.D. James, ed. Judith Maltby and Alison Shell (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2019).

Held in partnership with Art + Christianity


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Doors open at 6.00pm

Event information

Start Date:19th June 2018
Start Time:6.30pm
End Time:7.45pm
Location: Poets' Corner
Price: Free

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