"Written on the Body: The Moving Pseudonyms of the Bronte Sisters"
Date: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: South Lounge, World Affairs Center
Sponsored by: Jane Quisenberry Wirtz Endowed Fund
Contact: , Jane Quisenberry Wirtz Endowed Fund
A pseudonym represents a way of disguising one's identity to remain invisible. It is also a way to represent yourself as something other than what you are in order to be accepted. During the 19th Century, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte's pseudonyms--Ellis, Currer and Acton Bell-- allowed the three sisters to conceal their identities under a masculine persona. Their hidden identities as well as the hardships they endured throughout their lives as writers in Victorian England provide the framework for Written on the Body and leads to an exploration into the Bronte's masculine and feminine roles. The work is titled Written on the Body because our bodies are where our truest histories are written.
Margi Cole, of the Dance COLEctive, will give a the 2011Jane Quisenberry Wirtz public lecture.
Seating is limited. This event is free and open to the campus community only.