“my love of geographical and topographical knowledge continues so strong”: what Branwell Brontë’s Glass Town Federation map and saga tell us of his distrust and trust of James MacQueen’s mapping of the Niger

Stream: Session G
Date: Friday, 22 July 2022
Time: 10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Speaker(s): Yuri Furuno

YURI FURUNO is an associate professor at the National Institute of Technology, Suzuka, Japan. Her paper, “Branwell Brontë’s Foresight: The Representation of Wool Speculation in ‘The Wool Is Rising’” (2021), analyses wool speculation based on the transformation of the Yorkshire Woollen Industry in the early nineteenth century. Currently, she is working on a PhD focused on the early writings of Branwell Brontë, and her research is sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. She is a member of both the Brontë Society in the UK and in Japan.