The Gaskell Society runs a bookstall at major meetings, where you can pick up Elizabeth Gaskell’s works, books on related subjects and our own, regular publications. We also sell postcards, notelets, badges and paperweights. Selected books are also available to buy in the basement tea room at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester.
Our two main, regular publications are:
The Gaskell Journal
Our Journal is a peer-reviewed scholarly publication dedicated to disseminating the most authoritative, dynamic and agenda-setting research in Gaskell Studies. Its editor is Dr Rebecca Styler of the University of Lincoln. The Journal invites essays of between 6,000 and 7,000 words on all aspects of Gaskell studies and welcomes reviews and shorter articles of biographical interest.
The Gaskell Journal is published annually and distributed to academic libraries across the UK, US, Canada, Australia and Japan; and also sent free of charge to all members of the Gaskell Society. The Journal is also available online in libraries which subscribe to the Literature Online package through Proquest.
Back copies of the Journal are available from Elizabeth Williams.
Find out more about the Gaskell Journal.
The Gaskell Society Newsletter
Our newsletter is published twice a year: Spring and Autumn. Articles cover Elizabeth Gaskell, her life and works, her friends and relatives and issues of the time. You’ll also find details of forthcoming Society events/meetings, book reviews, news and other general information about the Society, including reports on recent special events/study tours etc.
Editor John Greenwood welcomes articles from both members and non-members.
You can browse volumes 1-60 here. This page carries links to individual volumes.
Full, searchable editions of volumes 1-60 (March 1986-Autumn 2015) in one (very large) document are also available online.
Alternatively, information on articles published in past Newsletters (starting with Issue No.1 in March 1986) is available in the following two documents which can be downloaded for reference:
Gaskell Society Newsletter Contents List – a list of the authors/articles in each Newsletter.
Gaskell Society Newsletter Index – an index of authors and key subjects which could be used to search for information on particular topics of interest.
Elizabeth Gaskell’s Knutsford
This booklet (24pp) includes a biography of Elizabeth Gaskell, including her early life in Knutsford, as well as her later, married life in Manchester. The book also features a comprehensive walking tour and map of the town, which was the inspiration for her much-loved novel, Cranford.
You can buy the book from this site. Find out more
Elizabeth Gaskell’s works
Elizabeth Gaskell’s longer works are all available in paperback. The “Knutsford” edition of her collected works (8 vols, 1906), while not entirely complete or textually reliable, was produced by her original publisher, Smith Elder & Co., and thus maintains a link with her lifetime. The “Pickering Masters’ Edition (General Editor Joanne Shattock, 10 vols, 2005-6) is a complete scholarly edition, with introduction by individual Gaskell scholars, textual variations and notes.