Join the Reading Club for WIDE SARGASSO SEA
von 18:00 bis 20:00
|Name||Sarina Geisler und Augustin Rauch|
The Reading Club will meet again on Wednesday, April 21st from 6 to 8 pm (s.t.) to discuss Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (1966).
After discussing Brontë's Jane Eyre in October, we agreed that we would like to learn more about Rochester's wife Bertha Antoinette Mason and how she became the "Madwoman in the Attic". This is what we are promised by our next reading Wide Sargasso Sea, which is a prequel to Jane Eyre and provides new perspectives on the life of Bertha.
If you're just excited as we are to find out how Antoinette became Bertha and ended up raging in Thornfield Hall, we would like to invite you to our next meeting in April.
Our good old-fashioned Reading Club provides a setting in which the classics are discussed in an informal way. This was inspired by three observations: one, there are way too many canonical literary works that we haven’t read – but probably should; two, it might be more fun to engage with these texts when we actually get the chance to discuss our reading experience afterwards; three, despite our passion for visual media, it is sometimes nice to return to the written word.
Even if you are not part of the English Department, please feel free to drop by and have a little chat.
Here is the link to our Webex room:
In case you don't have prior experience with Webex, all you need to do is click on the link, enter your name (e-mail is optional), and you should be in! Remember to check your microphone and webcam settings to see if things work. If all else fails, try exiting and clicking on the link again, or contact me at: augustin.rauch
We’re looking forward to seeing you and until then, have fun reading!
Sarina Geisler and Augustin Rauch