"Oh, God! It is unutterable! I cannot live without my life!"
This year is 200th anniversary of Emily Bronte's birth, and so The Over-Analysers Book Club will be treating Wuthering Heights with the analyst gaze. Heathcliff and Catherine were named by Literary Hub as one of the 30 Worst Couples in Literature' are at the centre Emily Bronte's only novel, and six performers from the worlds of reading, writing, publishing, academia and comedy will take it apart.
Join guest MC Gregory Akerman and a line-up of performers from the worlds of reading, writing, publishing, academia and comedy as they tear Brontë’s only novel apart at our monthly literary stand-up and cocktail fest in the basement of a very nice book shop.
Nick Coveney on Heathcliff and heteronormativity. Nick will unpick some of the wacky and weird elements of Heathcliff’s trope-tastic orphan to landed gentry journey and its ensuing sob fest. Is he a tortured hero or just a torturous example of stereotypes?
Emily McQuade – Is Wuthering Heights a horror story and if so, who or what is the monster?
Sarah Bell on reading Wuthering Heights at school in the ’90s in Western Australia.
Peter Hose asks: what can boys learn from Wuthering Heights?
Sarah Barnes, who first read Wuthering Heights when she was 13, and has been thinking about the food in the book ever since. If you’re looking for a culinary adventure, you’ve come to the wrong place
Jude Cowan Montague (who is, on her mother’s side, an Earnshaw from Embsay and hails from Bolton, Lancs) on old Joseph, who uses his West Riding dialect to tell off uppity posh youngsters who are good fer nowt.
£7 tickets are available now.
Doors are 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Please note this is earlier than Books Showoff 2016-17.