We host a year-round programme of meetings and events – many of which are open to everyone.
At this meeting Dr Diane Duffy wants us to examine Gaskell’s presentation of the industrial relations in North and South Prior to the discussion there will be the usual delicious buffet lunch served at 12.30 pm. The discussion will begin at 2pm. and finish at 3pm. Doors open at 12.00 pm.. Charges: Members: £9 incl lunch Discussion only: £3 Non-members: £10 incl lunch. Discussion only: £4 All are welcome There will also be a chance to visit the Gaskell Exhibition…Find out more »
Following our successful Discussion Meeting last year we have decided to repeat it this year, with a discussion focussed on Lois the Witch, led by Sherry Ashworth. Sherry is a writer and Visiting Teaching Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has previously led a reading group at Elizabeth Gaskell's House and will make a welcome return to lead further sessions in the New Year, beginning on 24th January 2018. Further details may be found on the Elizabeth Gaskell's House website elizabethgaskellhouse.co.uk Lois…Find out more »
Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney on Literary Friendships Emily and Emma have recently published a lovely book about female literary friendships. Although in their Bronte chapter they focused on Charlotte Bronte’s friendship with Mary Taylor they were sorely tempted to write about the Gaskell Bronte friendship. In a Q & A session (chaired by me!) they will reveal their collaboration, their writing process and answer questions about the close friendship between Elizabeth Gaskell and Charlotte Bronte. Their book, which…Find out more »
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 some excerpts from the…Find out more »
– Rebecca Milner who is the Fine Arts Curator at the Manchester City Art Gallery will talk about Annie Swynnerton with a view to organising a trip to the exhibition of her work later in the year.Find out more »
Dr Diane Duffy will continue with the discussion of North and South More details to follow Prior to the discussion there will be the usual delicious buffet lunch served at 12.30 pm. The discussion will begin at 2pm. and finish at 3pm. Doors open at 12pm.. Charges: Members: £9 incl lunch Discussion only: £3 Non-members: £10 incl lunch. Discussion only: £4 All are welcome There will also be a chance to visit the Gaskell Exhibition Room on the first…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 »