Ethel and Emily: two northern women writers

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Two northern women writers grew up thirty miles apart and saw the effects of the Industrial revolution from either side of the hills and from different social situations. One would have seen the emerging change to an industrial world, the other how that industry directly affected the people around her. Both were published authors but one became more well known. How could that be?

Emily Bronte (Haworth) and Ethel Carnie Holdsworth (Oswaldtwistle) both wrote about their worlds, wanted change but kept themselves in the background. In this session they are given some well earned attention by contemporary writers Claire O’ Callaghan and Nicola Wilson.

This intriguing session looking at these northern women, their lives and writing will be of interest to book lovers, Bronte fans, and anyone interested in women’s social history and the industrial revolution in Lancashire.

The event will be chaired by Janet Swan

Dr Nicola Wilson, Associate Professor in Book and Publishing Studies, University of Reading

Nicola specialises in C20 print culture, feminism, and working-class writing. She is author of Home in British Working-Class Fiction (2015) and co-author of Scholarly Adventures in Digital Humanities: Making the Modernist Archives Publishing Project (2017). She is writing a new book on Britain's first celebrity book club, The Book Society (1929-69), and is editor of the Ethel Carnie Holdsworth series.

Dr Claire O’Callaghan is a Lecturer in English in the School of Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough University and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a specialist on the lives and works of the Brontës and the author of Emily Brontë Reappraised. Her academic research focuses on Victorian and neo-Victorian literature and culture, with an emphasis on gender, sexuality and the body, and she has published widely on these topics.

Claire has worked with the media in various guises and has contributed to news articles (including The Times and The Guardian), programmes for television (most recently, The Secret Life of Emily Brontë for Channel 4) and radio. Alongside her academic publications, she has written shorter pieces for BBC History Magazine and History Today.


This Event is Pay What You Decide. you pay for your ticket at the end based on what you thought it was worth or what you can afford All ticket income will support future literary festival events.


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