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Manchester Meeting at Cross Street Chapel
Tuesday 5 February, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm£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 adaptation through illustration, dramatization, etc. It inspires readers and other enthusiasts to corporate activity. Literary societies and literary houses find it profitable to exploit literature in commercial forms. This talk investigates how all this can apply in the case of Elizabeth Gaskell, looking for comparison to Austen, the Brontës and Dickens.
A roller-coaster – from textual criticism to t-shirts
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