John Bowen - Professor of 19th Century Literature at the University of York

Tuesday 18 September 2012, 11.15-12.15pm and 1.30-2.30pm

Lecture summary:

John will discuss Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre in the context of 19th century literature, with particular focus on the themes of place and landscape evident in the novel.

Speaker:

John Bowen is Professor of 19th Century Literature at the University of York. His great passion is 19th Century fiction, in particular the work of Charles Dickens.  He has written about Dickens’s early novels in Other Dickens: Pickwick to Chuzzlewit (Oxford University Press, 2000) and has written introductions to Martin Chuzzlewit, Great Expectations and Barnaby Rudge.