‘This unlucky book’ Fact, Fiction and Mythmaking in Elizabeth Gaskell’s ‘The Life of Charlotte Brontë’

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Final event in partnership with Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Final event in partnership with Elizabeth Gaskell's House

Panel with Libby Tempest, Dr Lucy Hanks and Ann Dinsdale
7-8pm Wed 25th August

The finale of a short season of events exploring Elizabeth Gaskell's ground-breaking biography of her friend and fellow writer Charlotte Brontë. 'The Life' was (and still is) hugely popular but also hugely controversial - but it remains the foundation upon which all other biographies of Charlotte Brontë must, to some degree, rest. How much responsibility should it take for creating the myths that surround Charlotte Brontë? How much do myth and reality meet in the book?
 
Libby Tempest is Chair of the Gaskell Society, a lifelong librarian and a volunteer & tour guide at Elizabeth Gaskell's House. She co-ordinates the Gaskell Reading Group at The Portico Library in Manchester.
 
Dr Lucy Hanks of the University of Manchester researches how mid-Victorian women writers revised their works for publication and how this influenced the development of their texts.
 
Ann Dinsdale is Principal Curator at the Brontë Society, and has worked at the Brontë Parsonage Museum for more than thirty years. Her books include The Brontës at Haworth (2006) and At Home with the Brontës (2013).

Part of a series of events by the Brontë Parsonage Museum in partnership with Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.
 
Tickets £8 / £6 concessions

 
This event will take place via zoom.  It is a live event and will not be recorded.

The Brontë Society is a registered charity and this event has been organised to raise funds for the Brontë Parsonage Museum at this challenging time. 

Full details of how to join the event will be sent once you have booked your place.  

Please note that many museum staff are still furloughed or working from home, so at times, there may not be anyone one in the office to take your call. Please email bookings@bronte.org.uk if you have any queries about this event. 

Thank you for your support.  We look forward to welcoming you to this zoom event soon!
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