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April 2015

Gaskell Society AGM

Saturday 18 April, 2015, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street
Manchester, M2 4WG United Kingdom
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10.00 am-10.30 am: Tea and Coffee 10.45 am: AGM 12.00 noon: The Daphne Carrick Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Dr Rebecca Styler, Editor of the Gaskell Journal, taking as her title, Elizabeth Gaskell's Maternal Theology. Setting Elizabeth Gaskell in the context of contemporary debates on the re-gendering of God, this talk considers the theological implications of her literary works, through which she imagined the divine in terms of motherhood. Works discussed include Cranford, Lizzie Leigh and Ruth. 1.00 pm (approx): Lunch 2.30 pm: Frank Galvin,…

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July 2015

Gaskell Society Conference

Friday 17 July, 2015 - Tuesday 21 July, 2015
Cober Hill Hotel & Conference Centre, Cloughton
Scarborough, YO13 0AR United Kingdom
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The conference this year will be held at Cober Hill Hotel and Conference Centre, Cloughton, Scarborough. YO13 0AR   www.coberhill.co.uk The title of our conference is Coming to a Conclusion.  We'll be looking at the later years of Elizabeth Gaskell’s life in this, the 150th anniversary year of her death. We will be visiting Whitby, the setting for Sylvia’s Lovers and Scarborough, where Anne Bronte is buried. The Programme Friday 5.30p.m. Emeritus Professor Angus Easson, University of Salford will introduce the Conference by giving us a…

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July 2017

The Gaskell Society Conference 2017

Friday 21 July, 2017, 5:00 pm - Monday 24 July, 2017, 3:30 pm
Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, St Helen's Parade
Portsmouth, PO4 0RN United Kingdom
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Friday, 21 July 4.00 p.m. Registration Delegates can arrive and occupy their rooms from 2pm. 5.30 p.m. Welcome and Introduction to the conference. Andrew Negus: Portsmouth - Harlots, Dung, Glory and Mrs Gaskell. Andrew Negus is a retired history teacher, now a Blue Badge Guide. His talk will cover the mediaeval origins of Portsmouth, its development by 1805, to becoming the home of the greatest dockyard in the world. He will then create a picture of life in Portsmouth when Mrs Gaskell paid…

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September 2017

London and S.E. Gaskell Society Meeting

Saturday 9 September, 2017, 1:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Francis Holland School, 39 Graham Terrace
London, SW1W 8JF United Kingdom
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At the Francis Holland School for Girls, London  SW1 8JF   ‘Gaskell Bronte connections’  Sophie Franklin  Sophie Franklin will speak about her doctoral research and recently published biography of Charlotte Bronte (copies of which she will bring!). She will speak about Gaskell’s The Life of Charlotte Bronte and how her work feeds into the Bronte myth and how violence in Mary Barton resonates with Bronte’s Shirley.  Although a Bronte scholar she will bring a fresh look to Gaskell’s work as it relates…

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