11:15am – 12:45pm
BCC South County Center
4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7,
Published in 1847, Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights shocked Victorian critics and the
reading public with its violent plot and defiance of fictional conventions and moral norms.
By examining the novel in the context of the period’s writing standards and social and
political mores, we will enhance our understanding of the reading while appreciating
Bronte’s contribution to the modern novel. We will also read selected Bronte poems for
their insight into the sources of the author’s imagination. LIMITED REGISTRATION: 24
Suggested Reading: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. (The Penguin Classics edition
which will be used in class is inexpensive and widely available.) Please read Chapter One
for the first class and, if possible, watch the short video: “Wuthering Heights Landscape”
(Professor John Bowen on YouTube). Copies of poems will be distributed.
Nancy Walters holds an MA in English, Trinity College, and an MA in ESL, Southern Illinois University. She has taught English on both the secondary school and university levels. Ms. Walters is a dedicated OLLI instructor since 2016.