We host a year-round programme of meetings and events – many of which are open to everyone.
Postponed from last month A change,this month: we leave the printed copy of novel behind and look at the BBC adaptation of North and South . Libby Tempest will lead a discussion on what we think of the adaptation, how it came to be made, issues that arose, and how close to the novel it is. We look at the various changes that were made, and what we think of the main characters and actors. We may have a look at…Find out more »
GASKELL SOCIETY AGM 2018 Saturday, 14th April at Cross Street Chapel, Manchester. 10.00 am: Tea and Coffee 10.30 am: AGM 11.30 am.: The Daphne Carrick Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Lucy Hanks, taking as her title, Whose line is it anyway? William Gaskell’s Revisions on The Life of Charlotte Brontё. Lucy is a PhD student at the University of Manchester, who analyses the markings and revisions on manuscripts. Her talk will explain her interest in Elizabeth Gaskell’s literary relationship…Find out more »
At April's meeting, our final meeting of this session, Dr Diane Duffy will focus on a consideration of some modern criticism of North and South. We will be looking at how the critical position towards ECG has changed. She will recirculate the 19th century quotations sent out last month for those who missed the meeting." I would also like people to think about what they consider to be the most significant aspect/s of ECG's novel." Prior to the discussion there will…Find out more »
‘Elizabeth Gaskell: The Biographer as Biographee’ Dr Anna Koustinoudi, University of Thessolinki English Department, with a BA, MA and Ph.D from Aristotle University, Greece. She publishes widely, numerous academic articles in books and periodicals. Her book The Split Subject of Narration in Gaskell’s First Person Fiction was published in 2012. Anna thinks she can conflate both a talk on Elizabeth Gaskell the biographer with her (Gaskell’s) writings on 19c Greek customs and traditions, which form the subject of an essay…Find out more »