One of Manchester’s finest literary houses will host a series of lectures this Summer, with the first an informal lecture on the Outsider Figure in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Ghost Stories. The lecture will be given by Emma Liggins followed by a Q&A. Focusing on Gaskell’s ghost stories, the lecture will be comparing her structure and use of the other in the ghost story in order to comment and discuss the changing nature of women’s conflicting experiences of domestic space and family duties. Dr Liggins will also be looking at the role of foreigners and unmarried or widowed women as they take on the role of The Other within these Ghost Stories and how that relates to the politics of the domestic space in the Victorian period. A specialist in Victorian women’s ghost stories, Dr Emmma Liggins is teaching Victorian and modernist literature at MMU and has published a number of articles on women’s ghost stories.

Wed 14 Jun, Elizabeth Gaskell House, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester M13 9LW. Tel: 0161 273 2215, 6.30pm, £8 (includes a drink),

Wed 14 Jun
Joe Daly
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Wed 7 Jun 2017