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Manchester Meeting at Cross Street Chapel

Tuesday 5 February, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



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

Doors open at 1 pm. so that anyone who wishes can have a quick sandwich The chapel provides tea and coffee for a small donation
The talk will begin at 1:30pmThe meeting closes at 3pm
The cost will be Members : £5     Non members:£6
              All are welcome


Cross Street Chapel
Cross Street,
Manchester, M2 4WG United Kingdom
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