How does classic literature continue to shape modern-day readers, and how do readers themselves help shape popular classics? Author Patricia Park (Re Jane) and rare book curator Barbara Heritage discuss the enduring influence of Charlotte Brontë’s nineteenth-century novel, Jane Eyre.
Why should you attend?
The discussion, to be held in the Dome Room of UVa’s newly renovated Rotunda, will conclude with a book signing and an opportunity to examine and handle some of the rare artifacts displayed in the accompanying exhibition, “Shaping Eyre: Charlotte Brontë’s Classic Novel in 200 Objects.”
Please note: The discussion will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 PM, book sales and signing from 5:00 to 5:30 PM, and exhibit viewing from 3:00 to 4:00 PM and from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. A reception will follow in 118, Alderman Library, hosted by UVA Libraries and the Rare Book School.
“Breezy, engaging… a truly fresh, modern take on the coming-of-age novel.”—New York Times Book Review
“Park’s debut is a cheeky, clever homage to Jane Eyre with touching meditations on Korean-American identity. . . . Park’s clever one-liners, and her riffs on cultural identity will resonate with any reader who’s ever felt out of place.” —Publishers Weekly