Doors 6:00, presentation 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Cortex Innovation Community, Havana Room (see below*)
Admission is free
“The Mystery & History of Charlotte Brontë”
Elizabeth Chang, Associate Professor of English
With her 1847 novel Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë changed the course of British literature, offering new possibilities for women both as female characters and as authors. This lecture will celebrate Brontë’s legacy and will introduce you to new stories of the life of the famous author—including exploration of a mysterious University of Missouri connection to her writing. You might even be persuaded that Charlotte Brontë helped invent the selfie, 150 years before cell phones!
Committed to engaging with the communities it serves, MU's College of Arts and Science offers Beyond Campus, a series that showcases the range and relevance of the college's research and programs, which serve as the foundation for all undergraduates at MU, whether they major in an A&S discipline or not. The events in this series are intended for the general public, including alumni, business and community leaders, and prospective students. All are welcome.
*Location information for events at Cortex:
Havana Room, 4240 Duncan Ave., Ste. 200, Cortex Innovation Community.
Click here for directions to Cortex. Once inside @4240, to get to Havana, take the elevator to the second floor, then go left and the room will be on your left.