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Online Talk: Sir Walter Scott and Elizabeth Gaskell

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott’s birth with a special talk by Dr Diane Duffy. Scott was an incredibly popular poet, playwright and author of Ivanhoe, Waverley and Rob Roy. He created a Scottish literary identity, writing a huge number of novels and poems which remain classics to this day. Like Elizabeth Gaskell, he used native dialect and wrote about many of the complex social issues of the day. Today he is regarded by many as the father of the modern novel so how did he influence Gaskell’s own work?

The talk will be approx 45 mins long, with time for a short question session afterwards

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4th Aug 2021

7pm - 8pm

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