Sundays with Jane Eyre

Date / Time

  • 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
  • February 6, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • February 13, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • February 20, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • February 27, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 6, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 13, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 20, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 27, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 3, 2022
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 10, 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 for 30 weeks beginning September 19. 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 30 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 September 19, 2021 and running until April 10, 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.

Learn more about our cohosts and special guests.


Program and reading schedule

  • September 19, 2021: Intro on Brontes and Charlotte’s Preface to the Second Edition
  • September 26, 2021: Volume 1, Chapters 1-2
  • October 3, 2021: Volume 1, Chapters 3-4
  • October 10, 2021: Volume 1, Chapters 5-6
  • October 17, 2021: Volume 1, Chapters 7-8
  • October 24, 2021: Volume 1, Chapters 9-10
  • October 31, 2021: no meeting on Halloween
  • November 7, 2021: Volume 1, Chapter 11
  • November 14, 2021: Volume 1, Chapters 12-13
  • November 21, 2021: Volume 1, Chapter 14
  • November 28, 2021: Volume 1, Chapter 15
  • December 5, 2021: Volume 2, Chapter 1
  • December 12, 2021: Volume 2, Chapter 2
  • December 19, 2021: Volume 2, Chapter 3
  • December 26, 2021: Bronte Christmas Party
  • January 2, 2022: Volume 2, Chapters 4-5
  • January 9, 2022: Volume 2, Chapter 6
  • January 16, 2022: Volume 2, Chapters 7-8
  • January 23, 2022: Volume 2, Chapter 9
  • January 30, 2022: Volume 2, Chapter 10
  • February 6, 2022: Volume 2, Chapter 11
  • February 13, 2022: Volume 3, Chapter 1
  • February 20, 2022: Volume 3, Chapter 2
  • February 27, 2022: Volume 3, Chapters 3-4
  • March 6, 2022: Volume 3, Chapters 5-6
  • March 13, 2022: Volume 3, Chapter 7
  • March 20, 2022: Volume 3, Chapter 8
  • March 27, 2022: Volume 3, Chapters 9-10
  • April 3, 2022: Volume 3, Chapter 11
  • April 10, 2022: Volume 3, Chapter 12 and wrap-up show

Purchase Sundays with Jane Eyre merchandise here


A Novel Idea on Passyunk is the official bookseller of Sundays with Jane Eyre. You can purchase a copy of Jane Eyre through A Novel Idea online or by visiting their shop on East Passyunk Avenue. Shop small and support the literary community right here in Philadelphia!

 

Sundays with Jane Eyre artwork by Anuhea Ramsey

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