Doors 6:00, presentation 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Innovation Hall, Assembly Room, 4220 Duncan Ave., Cortex Innovation Community (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:
Click here for a map of Cortex Innovation Center. Parking options:
- North Duncan lot is free for guests after 4 p.m.
- Orange Garage ($2/hour)
- North Silo visitor lot ($1/hour, but free if you exit after 7 p.m.)
- Street parking (some free, some for a fee)
Assembly Room: Assembly is on the first floor of the 4220 Building. Lobby doors will be locked, but you may enter through the pre-function door (marked with a small fuchsia circle on the map) on the northeast corner of the building. The door is marked with the Chocolate Pig logo. Please note that Assembly is in a different building than our usual spot in the Havana Room. Innovation Hall is on the first floor of the 4220 building (next door to @4240).