Jane Eyre lecturer with Laurie Mortensen
November 17, 2021 –
In addition to our monthly discussions, we are pleased to feature a guest lecturer, Laurie Mortensen, who is the English department chair and English teacher at Vail Mountain School.
Email Lori at LBarnes@vailgov.com to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting.
Laurie is a graduate of Middlebury College and The Bread Loaf School of English, also at Middlebury. She is a true lover of the classics, and she is thrilled to talk about Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte because this particular classic remains one of her most favorite books to read and to teach.
Re: Jane Eyre, Laurie had this to say, “This historical period was an amazing time when women really began to have a voice in the writing arena, even though they were forced to publish under pseudonyms. However, these voices have become timeless and women writers are now solidly a part of our literary canon.”