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BRANWELL BRONTË AND HIS SISTER MARIA’S DEATH- an article by Maddalena De Leo

Branwell’s weak and volatile character was shaped in his childhood when, after his mother’s early death, an already very sensitive child had to withstand the death of his older sister Maria, who had replaced his maternal figure. It was her, as a matter of fact, who taught her little brother and sisters games and stories,… Continue reading BRANWELL BRONTË AND HIS SISTER MARIA’S DEATH- an article by Maddalena De Leo

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“WHO WROTE WUTHERING HEIGHTS?”: THE AUTHORSHIP ISSUE- Article By Maddalena De Leo

How did people start to think that Wuthering Heights had not been written by Emily Brontë, but by her brother Branwell instead? This very widespread doubt arose for the first time in 1867, when inside the June edition of The Halifax Guardian, a very well known Yorkshire periodical, the writer and poet William Dearden wrote… Continue reading “WHO WROTE WUTHERING HEIGHTS?”: THE AUTHORSHIP ISSUE- Article By Maddalena De Leo

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CHARLOTTE BRONTË’S JUVENILIA – by Maddalena De Leo

La Biblioteca del Vascello Editions, by Robin Publishing, has been promoting since February another work translated and curated by me, professor Maddalena de Leo. In this new book, I’ve collected four little-known and engaging stories written by Charlotte Brontë and published under the title Juvenilia. Two of these stories are quite long – like short… Continue reading CHARLOTTE BRONTË’S JUVENILIA – by Maddalena De Leo

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I componimenti di Bruxelles – by Maddalena De Leo

In December “I componimenti di Bruxelles” will be published by Ripostes Edition. In this book I’ve collected and translated in Italian some very little-known French compositions by Charlotte Brontë, written during her stay as a student -with her sister Emily- at the Pensionnat in Brussels, in 1842. I had already translated and published Emily’s compositions… Continue reading I componimenti di Bruxelles – by Maddalena De Leo

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New Brontë Society Publication for Charlotte’s Bicentenary- Article by Maddalena De Leo

On August the 19th 2016 the well known Australian Brontë scholar Christine Alexander presented her latest publication, Celebrating Charlotte Brontë Trasforming Life into Literature in Jane Eyre, written with the Canadian scholar Sara L. Pearson, at the Brontë Society Conference in Manchester, during the event organized at the very elegant Midland Hotel. Christine Alexander is… Continue reading New Brontë Society Publication for Charlotte’s Bicentenary- Article by Maddalena De Leo

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BS Conference for Charlotte’s Bicentenary (19-21 August 2016)- by Maddalena De Leo

On 19–21 August,, the latest Brontë Society biennial conference took place at the exclusive Midland Hotel in Manchester, where the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth was celebrated. A small delegation of the Brontë Society in Italy took part in the event: the representative Maddalena de Leo, and professor Caterina Lerro. The title of these three… Continue reading BS Conference for Charlotte’s Bicentenary (19-21 August 2016)- by Maddalena De Leo

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Celebrating Charlotte Brontë At The National Portrait Gallery- by Maddalena De Leo

In order to celebrate Charlotte Brontë’s bicentenary the National Portrait Gallery organized a special exhibit this year (22 February – 16 August 2016)- Celebrating Charlotte Brontë. In this gallery in the very heart of London, just behind the popular Trafalgar Square, an entire room, room n. 24, is dedicated to Charlotte. In a corner you… Continue reading Celebrating Charlotte Brontë At The National Portrait Gallery- by Maddalena De Leo