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Leeds Trinity professor discussing Jane Eyre and religion on BBC Radio 4

Posted on 14 May 2018


​Leeds Trinity University's Professor of Victorian Studies Rosemary Mitchell is appearing on BBC Radio 4's Beyond Belief on Monday 14 May.

Professor Mitchell, who is also the Deputy Director of the Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, is part of a panel discussing Jane Eyre and religion.

Recorded at Haworth Parsonage Museum, the programme features Professor Mitchell, Dinah Birch, Professor of English and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Cultural Engagement at Liverpool University, and John Bowen, Professor of English at the University of York. 

Together the three panellists will discuss the religious context of Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte's own religious beliefs, and key religious characters including Mr Brocklehurst, Helen Burns, and St John Rivers. 

Professor Mitchell said: "We explore to what extent this famous novel could be seen as a spiritual autobiography, and whether Bronte's critique of aspects of Evangelical religion could be seen as an attack on a patriarchal Christian establishment."