We’re absolutely delighted that Dr Diane Duffy was elected as our new Chair at our Annual General Meeting in April. Read more about her and her plans for the Gaskell Society.
Exciting news for Gaskell Society members! We are offering a trip to Rome, to visit the city Gaskell loved above all others… Please note that the Rome trip has now been fully booked. Thank you for your interest. The dates … Continued
Last week, Society members were surprised and a bit disturbed to read in three national newspapers that Warwick University English Department had decided to put ‘trigger warnings’ on Mary Barton. If anyone doesn’t know what these are, they are warnings … Continued
In October 2022, our Chair, Libby Tempest (pictured), talked to journalist Danny Moran about just why she loves Elizabeth Gaskell so much. This is a longer version of the interview, first published in About Manchester and reproduced here with their … Continued
On Sunday morning, we awoke not only to more blue skies and glorious sunshine, but to more first-rate speakers…. Dr Emma Liggins talked us through the rudiments of the Female Gothic tradition and where Elizabeth Gaskell fits in. Novels like … Continued
Our Chair, Libby Tempest looks back the first part of our 2022 Conference, during which strong women, spectacular scenery and equally spectacularly ice cream are all splendidly celebrated. Would we be able to hold a Conference?Would enough people sign … Continued