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Writing Anne Lister – SOLD OUT

The Portico Library 57 Mosley Street, Manchester

To celebrate LGBT History Month, the Gaskell Society is delighted to welcome Dr Jill Liddington, whose scholarly research into the diaries of Anne Lister inspired the BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack. How do you begin to write about a woman who … Continued

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Blame the Mother?

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Blame The Mother? Elizabeth Gaskell, Nature and Nurture To honour Elizabeth Gaskell’s birthday (September 29) we’re celebrating with this online talk in the week of her birthday. Join us via Zoom for a fascinating discussion on nature versus nurture in … Continued

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Reading the Nineteenth Century – Wives & Daughters

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It’s back! The sell-out reading course is now going online! Join Sherry Ashworth in this perennially popular reading course, hosted by Elizabeth Gaskell's House, to explore depictions of motherhood in the nineteenth-century novel. How was the mother seen in Victorian … Continued

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Reading the Nineteenth Century – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Zoom online only, United Kingdom

It’s back! The sell-out reading course is now going online! Join Sherry Ashworth in this perennially popular reading course, hosted by Elizabeth Gaskell's House, to explore depictions of motherhood in the nineteenth-century novel. How was the mother seen in Victorian … Continued

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Reading the Nineteenth Century – Bleak House

Zoom online only, United Kingdom

It’s back! The sell-out reading course is now going online! Join Sherry Ashworth in this perennially popular reading course, hosted by Elizabeth Gaskell's House, to explore depictions of motherhood in the nineteenth-century novel. How was the mother seen in Victorian … Continued

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Readings in Honour of Mothers’ Day (online talk)

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Join the team at Elizabeth Gaskell's House for a wonderful online reading about mothers and motherhood, in honour of Mother’s Day. Elizabeth Gaskell’s experience as a mother informed much of her writing. House volunteers will be performing a delightful selection … Continued

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Reading the Nineteenth Century – Esther Waters

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Join Sherry Ashworth for the last in this perennially popular reading course – now online – to explore depictions of motherhood in the nineteenth-century novel. In this session we’ll be exploring George Moore’s Esther Waters. Grab your book and hunker … Continued

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Why She Wrote

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Dive into the fascinating, unexpected, and inspiring stories behind the greatest women writers in the English language as the amazing Bonnets at Dawn launch their new book. The engaging duo talk about their Elizabeth Gaskell chapter and consider her work, … Continued

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Online Talk: Writing Women

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Join Dr Diane Duffy for a special look at 19th century women writers’ experiences, starting with Elizabeth Gaskell and reflecting on the lives of giants of literature including Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot. How were their … Continued

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Online Talk: Literary Heroines

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A celebration of Mary Barton and the greatest 19th century literary heroines by women writers from Jane Austen to the Brontës. Writers like Elizabeth Gaskell question our views of Victorian women by creating characters who break the rules and challenge … Continued

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Online Talk: The Gaskells’ Garden on a Plate

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Elizabeth Gaskell had great hopes for the garden at Plymouth Grove, not just as a beautiful place to relax, but as a source of food for the family. She even joked that ‘I find my proper vocation is farming‘. Now … Continued

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Online Talk: North and South Fan Fiction – A Writing Passion

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Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South continues to be beloved by fans around the world. Many who admire the novel or the BBC series, have been inspired to contribute their own twist to this iconic love story set against the backdrop … Continued

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Online Talk: Margaret Hale – North and South

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Our passion for North and South continues as we take a closer look at lead character Margaret Hale. Our heroine is famous for her growing love affair with mill-owner John Thornton (played so well by Daniela Denby-Ashe and Richard Armitage … Continued

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Online Talk: Bad Women

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‘Revenge may be wicked, but it’s perfectly natural.’ Becky Sharpe, Vanity Fair, 1847 The stereotype of the Victorian woman is that of a domestic angel, pure, innocent and a helpmate to her husband. But the women in this talk challenge … Continued

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Online Talk: Ann Radcliffe and the Female Gothic

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Ann Radcliffe and the Female Gothic – ‘A genius of no common stamp’ Get ready for a spooky night of literature as we celebrate the bicentenary of Ann Radcliffe, the ‘mighty magician’ of horror and the gothic. Once the highest … Continued

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