Professor Jan Todd on Jane Austen’s Sanditon in Newham College on Fri 7th June

Professor Jan Todd will give a short talk on Jane Austen and her last work, Sanditon, at 6pm in Newham College. Please see this flyer for details: Sanditon 070619 poster.

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Edwin Marr on ‘The Obnoxious Railroad”: Railway Time and Space in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell’ at the next Gaskell Society London and SE meeting on Sat May 11th

Unit member and PhD student Edwin Marr will be speaking at the next Gaskell Society meeting on Saturday 11th May. His paper, ‘The Obnoxious Railroad”: Railway Time and Space in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell’, will look at Gaskell’s representations of the railway in several of her novels, novellas and letters, exploring how she uses the railway to symbolise increasing societal regulation, distinctions between rural past and industrialised future, and issues of social class and social mobility.

The meeting will take place at Francis Holland School from 12.45 onwards, with the talk at 2.00 pm. All are welcome!

Please find the directions and further details on this PDF: London and SE Gaskell Society Programme 2018-19

The Gaskell Journal: Joan Leach Memorial Graduate Student Essay Prize 2020

Deadline for submissions: 1st February 2020

The Gaskell Journal runs a biennial Graduate Student Essay Prize in honour of Joan Leach MBE, founder of the Gaskell Society.

The essay competition is open to all graduate students currently registered for an MA or PhD in Victorian Studies. Entries must offer an original contribution to the field of Gaskell studies, whether by reading her works in relation to Victorian cultural, religious, aesthetic and scientific contexts, through innovative close readings enlightened by critical theory, or a comparative study connecting Gaskell’s with another author’s work. Essays will be shortlisted by the Gaskell Journal Editorial Board, with the final judgment being made by a leading scholar in Gaskell studies.

The winning essay will be published in the Gaskell Journal (with revisions guided by the editor, as appropriate), and its author will receive £200 from the Gaskell Society, and a complimentary copy of the Journal. (Other high quality shortlisted submissions will also be considered for publication in the journal.)

Essays should be 6000-7000 words, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Please see the Gaskell Journal website for submission details: www.gaskelljournal.co.uk. Please direct any queries to Editor Dr Rebecca Styler rstyler@lincoln.ac.uk.