Children’s Literature: With Prof. Kim Reynolds

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Elizabeth Gaskell House

Victorian Children’s Literature: An Introduction by Prof Kim Reynolds, online, 8 September 2021, from £4 - Book now

As part of the series of online talks hosted by Elizabeth Gaskell’s house, Professor Kim Reynolds of Newcastle University will be talking through the children’s literature of the age in which Elizabeth Gaskell was writing. This was an era rich with escapism, allegory and loveable characters. Books would tackle big moral questions in a way that made them palatable to the earliest of readers.

Elizabeth Gaskell was a mother to four daughters. With this in mind Kim Reynold’s will be asking the questions, what types of books might Elizabeth have read to her own children? What influences might she have taken from the underlying themes or imagery, which could have then transferred into her own work? and what can we learn today form the children’s literature of the time.

Victorian Children’s Literature: An Introduction by Prof Kim Reynolds, online

8 September 2021 7:00 pm
From £4

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