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February 2019

Knutsford Meeting: Mary Barton-Session 2

27 February, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£10 – £11

Once again we welcome Dr Diane Duffy to lead our discussion. For the February session Diane will be looking at types of narrative in Mary Barton, focusing on chapters 14, 15, and 16 as well as the life histories-Job, Alice and Esther in Chapters 3 & 4. Mary Barton has been called a multi-genre narrative and there is evidence of melodrama, romance, journalism/documentary, personal history and tragedy in this novel, maybe you can think of others? Why might she want to…

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April 2019

The AGM of the Gaskell Society

6 April, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street
Manchester, M2 4WG United Kingdom
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 Timetable   (tbc) 10.00 am: Tea and Coffee 10.30 am: AGM 11.30 am.: The Daphne Carrick Memorial Lecture will be delivered by  Dr Katherine Skaris of Durham University who will be taking as her title  "The Unsung Heroes of Elizabeth Gaskell's Fiction". 12.45 pm (approx) lunch 2.15pm: Dr.Mary  Hammond   will speak on Victorian’s Reading While Travelling   More details, including how to book, will be coming shortly

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May 2019

London &South East Gaskell Society Meeting

11 May, 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm

‘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…

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July 2019

The Gaskell Society Conference 2019

19 July, 4:00 am - 22 July, 10:00 am
Tankersley Manor Hoyel, Church Lane, Tankersley, S75 3DQ + Google Map

Details will be coming shortly

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