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January 2019

Knutsford Meeting at Brook Street Chapel

30 January, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brook Street Chapel Hall, Adam's Hill
Knutsford, WA16 8DY
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£5 – £6

  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…

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February 2019

Manchester Meeting at Cross Street Chapel

5 February, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street
Manchester, M2 4WG United Kingdom
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£5 – £6

  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…

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London & South East Gaskell Society Meeting

9 February, 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Francis Holland School, 39 Graham Terrace
London, SW1W 8JF United Kingdom
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£5

‘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…

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April 2019

The AGM of the Gaskell Society

6 April, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street
Manchester, M2 4WG United Kingdom
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 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 shortly

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May 2019

London &South East Gaskell Society Meeting

11 May, 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm
£5

‘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…

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July 2019

The Gaskell Society Conference 2019

19 July, 4:00 am - 22 July, 10:00 am
Tankersley Manor Hoyel, Church Lane, Tankersley, S75 3DQ + Google Map

Details will be coming shortly

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