Given the current coronavirus situation, our committee has taken the decision to cancel or postpone our events for Spring 2020. At time of writing, Elizabeth Gaskell's House has closed its doors until a planned review in April. All events listed are subject to change or cancellation.

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May 2020

London & South East Gaskell Society Meeting

9 May, 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Francis Holland School, 39 Graham Terrace
London, SW1W 8JF United Kingdom
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Eco-Gothic and Mary Barton A talk by Dr Lindsey Stewart This talk will consider how Mary Barton presents emotional and psychological distress and argue that, in this novel, Gaskell uses eco-gothic tropes to frame the environment as pathological. Lindsey is a member of our branch and a Visiting Fellow in the English Department at the Open University, having received her PhD from the OU last year. She is currently converting her research, which considered the medical and cultural uses of the Victorian…

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