The Brontë Society is delighted to announce that it is hosting a conference to celebrate the life and work of Emily Brontë in her bicentenary year. The conference, Emily Brontë: A Peculiar Music, will take place in York, 7-9 September 2018. The organisers welcome papers on a broad range of topics exploring Emily’s life and work, such as: 

  • Displacement, dispossession and exile
  • The Gothic/Queer readings
  • Musicality: in text and life
  • Evocations of place/landscape
  • Religion, metaphysics and mysticism
  • Childhood and imagination

Abstract submission guidelines: please send an abstract of no more than 500 words to by 1 February 2018. The abstract should include a title, name and affiliation of the speaker, and a contact email address. The Brontë Society regrets that no expenses are available but those invited to speak are guaranteed a warm reception and  an informed and attentive audience.


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