Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 35: ‘Narrative Lines in Elizabeth’s Gaskell’s North and South.’

The last session of our seminar took place on Wednesday 20 May at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 (Bâtiment Olympes de Gouges, salle 347, 17h30-19h30).

Ardwick junction, from John Airey, Railway Junction Diagrams: Complete Work Showing All the Connecting Points between Railways in Great Britain, (London: W. W. Coard, 1867).

Ardwick junction, from John Airey, Railway Junction Diagrams: Complete Work Showing All the Connecting Points between Railways in Great Britain (London: W. W. Coard, 1867).

Nicola Kirkby (King’s College London) gave a paper entitled ‘Railways and Narrative Lines in Elizabeth’s Gaskell’s North and South.’ Pr. Sara Thornton (Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7) was her respondent.

Nicola Kirkby and Pr. Sara Thornton

Nicola Kirkby and Pr. Sara Thornton

We worked with the following material:

– Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South (1855), chapter 32, ‘Mischances’

– Sandy Welch, North and South (2004), episode 4

– Zemka, S., ‘Brief Encounters: Street Scenes in Gaskell’s Manchester’ ELH 73.3 (2009): 793-819. Zemka, Brief encounters

Screenshot from Sandy Welch's 2004 BBC adaptation of North and South

Screenshot from Sandy Welch’s 2004 BBC adaptation of North and South

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