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The Gaskell Society

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Manchester Meeting – Domestic Mental Cruelty in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Works

Tuesday 3 October, 2023, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST

£5 – £6

Kathleen Gentle’s talk for our October meeting will focus on familial/spousal abuse in Gaskell’s works. She’ll  discuss Gaskell’s depiction of physical and mental cruelty and how she criticises her contemporary culture for their complicity in the abuse of women in spousal relationships.

Kathleen completed her undergraduate and MA degrees in English Literature at the University of York and is currently a PhD candidate at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. Her thesis concerns the representation of domestic cruelty in Elizabeth Gaskell’s writings, focusing on familial psychological violence in the context of contemporaneous legal and social debates concerning domestic abuse, marriage, and the family.

The talk begins at 1.30pm.

All are welcome – both members and non-members. Member tickets are £5, non-members £6.

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Tuesday 3 October, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
£5 – £6
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