Talking Amazonian: Cranford at the London Gaskell Reading Group

“This interdisciplinary reading group unites Gaskell enthusiasts, undergraduates, postgraduates and academics from across the city and the south to discuss one of the most distinctive voices in nineteenth-century fiction. All welcome. Please join us for a glass of wine and some lively discussion.”

Wednesday October 20, 2010, 6-8pm,
King’s College London,
Strand Campus (S2.39)

Designated Reading: Cranford (1851)
Introductory talks:
Claire Rain, TV costume designer, “Mid-Victorian Dress & the Cult of Mourning”
Fariha Shaikh, KCL, “Moving Cranford: Objects and their Mobile Worlds”
* If you are interested in attending, please email one of the organisers:
Alison Lundie (alisonlundie at or Louise Lee (louise.lee at

London Gaskell Reading Group:
(Honorary President: Prof. Barbara Hardy)


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