Fall 2023 History UN3334 section 001

Marriage and Morals among the Victorians

Victorian Marriage and Mo

Call Number 10431
Day & Time
W 4:10pm-6:00pm
311 Fayerweather
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Susan Pedersen
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

The second half of the 19th century saw a sharp debate in Britain over the terms and conditions of marriage and indeed of gender relations more generally.  This course will explore that debate, tracing its effects in law, politics, and personal life.  Topics include:  conflicts over legal and political rights (including suffrage); love, sex, and sociability; domestic violence, child custody, and the contest over male authority; the “problem” of prostitution; and utopian efforts to reimagine gender relations.  Students will read literary and polemical works by John Stuart Mill, Anthony Trollope, Mona Caird, Bernard Shaw, Frances Power Cobbe, Cicely Hamilton and others, will evaluate historians’ arguments, and will develop their own research project.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 13 students (13 max) as of 8:07PM Friday, July 12, 2024
Status Full
Subject History
Number UN3334
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
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Section key 20233HIST3334W001