We host a year-round programme of meetings and events – many of which are open to everyone.
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances,the discussion on the TV version of North and South has been postponed until the next Knutsford Meeting on 28th March. Instead, at this meeting, we will once again welcome Dr Diane Duffy who will lead a discussion on "Contemporary Reactions to the Publication of North and South" This is sure to be an interesting discussion, Diane kindly supplies notes to help. Everyone is welcome and if you would like to be sent a…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 »
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 »
‘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 »