We host a year-round programme of meetings and events – many of which are open to everyone.
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Dr Diane Duffy will be leading this last discussion on Mary Barton. She writes: In the final meeting we will look at money. Make a note of when you come across the mention of money and in what context-you may be surprised at the frequency. Gaskell sometimes looks at money being present in transactions and sometimes she studies the effects of its absence, but in every case it is of prime importance. I will choose some examples to study and…Find out more »
‘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…Find out more »
Elizabeth Gaskell: Working-Class Politics and Culture at The Tankersley Manor Hotel which is situated between Sheffield and Barnsley. Set in modest grounds, with full leisure facilities, including a pool, it offers ample parking and easy access to the M1 motorway. As is usual, our Friday evening speakers will talk about the industrial and literary aspects of the area. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, we have five speakers- Professor Francis O’Gorman: John Ruskin and the Working-Class Professor Robert Poole: Elizabeth Gaskell…Find out more »