“Oh, God! It is unutterable! I cannot live without my life!”
This year is the 200th anniversary of Emily Brontë’s birth, so The Over-Analysers’ Book Club will be treating Wuthering Heights to an hour and a half of its attention. Why are Heathcliff and Catherine one of the best but definitely also one of The Worst Couples in Literature?
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
Tickets are available now from the Waterstones website for £7 plus booking fee.
Doors are 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Please note this is earlier than Books Showoff 2016-17.