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Mary Barton Session: 1 Once again we are delighted to welcome Dr. Diane Duffy to lead our discussions. For the remainder of this season the talks will concentrate on Mary Barton, which will be the focus of our forthcoming conference in July. (See details on the website, coming soon) Specifically for this meeting Diane will focus on Chapters 2 and 6 . Gaskell was very good on details and provides a great deal of detailed descriptions about the houses/interiors/possessions…Find out more »
Can we devise a Gaskell ‘brand’ which could compete in the literary heritage industry with the Austen, Brontë and Dickens A talk by ANTHONY BURTON Anthony, a former Trustee at Elizabeh Gaskell's House , and retired museum curator, now active as a lecturer on art literature and local history Literature starts with words on the page. It can expand into various forms of…Find out more »
‘Domestic visiting as a means of social knowledge and reconciliation in Gaskell’s fiction A talk by Professor Martin Hewitt from Anglia Ruskin University Martin will draw on Gaskell’s novels and short stories, especially Mary Barton, North and South and her Manchester short stories, to explore the way Gaskell advocated and exemplified what he calls the ‘visiting mode’ as way of knowing the nineteenth century city. His talk will be based on a chapter of his short monograph, provisionally entitled Seeing Space and Place in the Nineteenth…Find out more »
Timetable (tbc) 10.00 am: Tea and Coffee 10.30 am: AGM 11.30 am.: The Daphne Carrick Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Dr Katherine Skaris of Durham University who will be taking as her title "The Unsung Heroes of Elizabeth Gaskell's Fiction". 12.45 pm (approx) lunch 2.15pm: Dr.Mary Hammond will speak on Victorian’s Reading While Travelling More details, including how to book, will be coming shortlyFind out more »
‘Whose Line is it Anyway? William Gaskell’s Revisions on The Life of Charlotte Bronte’ A talk by Lucy Hanks Lucy will explain her interest in Elizabeth Gaskell’s literary relationship with Charlotte Brontë, and talk about her research at the John Rylands Library and the British Library. Lucy is a doctoral student at the University of Manchester who analyses the markings and revisions on manuscripts. She says she is honoured to be invited to speak to the London and SE group…Find out more »