Our final BookTalk event for the Spring will celebrate the bicentenary of Emily Brontë with a discussion of her only – confirmed – novel: Wuthering Heights. When Wuthering Heights was published in 1847, one reviewer remarked that ‘the reader is shocked, almost sickened by details of cruelty, inhumanity, … Continue reading BookTalk event, 11th June 2018: Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights
Cardiff BookTalk is pleased to announce that our final event of the year, marking the bicentenary of Emily Brontë, will be filmed by a Cardiff TV company producing a new arts documentary on Brontë and her novel Wuthering Heights. The documentary will be aired on Channel 4 later in the year and will be presented by the actress and activist Lily Cole.
So brush up on your Brontë knowledge and make sure to come along on Monday night to Cardiff University’s Main Building, where there’ll be fascinating papers by three expert speakers and a chance to share your views – with Cardiff BookTalk, and with Channel 4! Tickets are going very fast to make sure to grab yours here.
(If you’re attending the event and you’d prefer not to be filmed, that’s no problem; just let the production team know on the night.)
With our final event of the 2017/18 year now only a week away comes a last minute panel change: Professor Stevie Davies is unfortunately no longer able to join us, but in her place we are thrilled to be hosting Dr. Márta Minier, Lecturer in Drama at the University of South Wales. Márta will join our two other expert speakers, Dr. Amber Pouliot and Dr. Catherine Paula Han, to discuss Emily Brontë and Wuthering Heights.
If you haven’t yet grabbed your tickets, they are free on Eventbrite but going quickly – get yours here!
Writing for The Guardian in October 2016, John Mullan looked at the development of the contemporary thriller genre and examined how Collins’ “melodramatic crowd-pleasers” laid the groundwork for titles such as Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl (2012) and Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (2015). Read what he had to say about The Moonstone here.
The Moonstone has been the subject of numerous adaptations for television, radio and film, the most recent of these being by the BBC in 2016 and starring Terenia Edwards, Joshua Silver and John Edwards.
Our next BookTalk event will focus on Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone, marking the 150 year anniversary of its first publication in 1868. The Moonstone is considered by many to be the first novel of detective fiction. T. S. Eliot described it as “the first, the longest, and … Continue reading BookTalk event, 16th May 2018: Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone
Author Carly Holmes reviews Tyler Keevil’s new novel, No Good Brother for the Wales Arts Review.