Sundays with Jane Eyre

Date / Time

  • July 11, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • July 18, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • July 25, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • August 1, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • August 8, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • August 15, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • August 22, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • August 29, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • September 5, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • September 12, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • September 19, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • September 26, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 3, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 10, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 17, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 24, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 7, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 14, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 21, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 28, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • December 5, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • December 12, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • December 19, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • December 26, 2021
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • January 2, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • January 9, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • January 16, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • January 23, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • January 30, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Rosenbach’s new biblioventure in the Sundays With series will be Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. Join us for a deep-dive into this classic novel over 29 weeks beginning July 11. Every Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m., host Edward G. Pettit and a series of cohosts will cover a chapter or two of Brontë’s novel with a conversational annotation and discussion. Together we’ll examine why and how Jane Eyre remains such a fascinating and rewarding book to read, study, and enjoy.

The Rosenbach holds a first edition of Jane Eyre in our collection, as well as Lewis Carroll’s own copy of the novel, a letter from Charlotte Brontë to her friend Ellen Nussey, and, most significantly, a manuscript in Charlotte’s hand of the preface she wrote for the second edition of Jane Eyre signed in her gender-obscuring early pseudonym “Currer Bell,” pictured. Over the 29 weeks of this series, we will share all of these items from our collection and enjoy spirited conversations with many experts on Jane Eyre and the Brontë family.

All are welcome to join us in this one-of-a-kind biblioventure live every Sunday (or watch the replay videos) beginning July 11, 2021 and running until January 30, 2022.

Register in advance to join this virtual program on Zoom and participate in the chat during the program.

Join the Sundays with Jane Eyre Facebook group for further discussion between the episodes.


Program and reading schedule

  • July 11, 2021: Intro on Brontes and Charlotte’s Preface to the Second Edition
  • July 18, 2021: Volume 1, Chapters 1-2
  • July 25, 2021: Volume 1, Chapters 3-4
  • August 1, 2021: Volume 1, Chapters 5-6
  • August 8, 2021: Volume 1, Chapters 7-8
  • August 15, 2021: Volume 1, Chapters 9-10
  • August 22, 2021: Volume 1, Chapter 11
  • August 29, 2021: Volume 1, Chapters 12-13
  • September 5, 2021: Volume 1, Chapter 14
  • September 12, 2021: Volume 1, Chapter 15
  • September 19, 2021: Volume 2, Chapter 1
  • September 26, 2021: Volume 2, Chapter 2
  • October 3, 2021: Volume 2, Chapter 3
  • October 10, 2021: Volume 2, Chapters 4-5
  • October 17, 2021: Volume 2, Chapter 6
  • October 24, 2021: Volume 2, Chapters 7-8
  • October 31, 2021: no meeting
  • November 7, 2021: Volume 2, Chapter 9
  • November 14, 2021: Volume 2, Chapter 10
  • November 21, 2021: Volume 2, Chapter 11
  • November 28, 2021: Volume 3, Chapter 1
  • December 5, 2021: Volume 3, Chapter 2
  • December 12, 2021: Volume 3, Chapters 3-4
  • December 19, 2021: Volume 3, Chapters 5-6
  • December 26, 2021: no meeting
  • January 2, 2022: Volume 3, Chapter 7
  • January 9, 2022: Volume 3, Chapter 8
  • January 16, 2022: Volume 3, Chapters 9-10
  • January 23, 2022: Volume 3, Chapter 11
  • January 30, 2022: Volume 3, Chapter 12 and wrap-up show

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