The Gaskell Society Committee
Dr Shirley Foster
Shirley Foster is Honorary Senior Research Fellow, retired
Reader in English and American Literature, at the University of Sheffield. Her academic interests are the nineteenth-century English and American novel, and travel writing, and she has published in all these areas. Her most recent publications include an anthology of women’s travel writing, a literary life of
Elizabeth Gaskell, and articles on Gaskell, American visitors to Britain, and literary tourism. She has also edited Sylvia’s
Lovers (Penguin) and Mary Barton (Oxford). She is currently working on Henry James and others of his compatriots
Professor of English "G. S Annunzio" University, Pescara, Italy, where he is Director of the Centro Studi Vittoriani e Edoardiani.
Author of books on George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, Henry James and Elizabeth Gaskell. He is a distinguished writer of short fiction in his own country, and has published several volumes of his stories.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Editorial Director Chatto and Windus
Author Elizabeth Gaskell a Habit of Stories, Hogarth, Cultural Babbage, The Lunar Men; BBC Classic Serial historical consultant. Reviews for radio TLS, Sunday Times and Guardian
Janet Allan MBE
Dr Rebecca Styler
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