Course Description

Course Name

Culture, Gender and Sexuality in the Nineteenth Century

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: essay (3500 words) [100%], essay plan [required]
This module examines some of the complex ways that gender categories and relations were culturally constructed in the nineteenth century. In the process, the course explores the interaction of gender relationship, class and race in the nineteenth century in comparative perspective. The module includes close analysis of a range of primary sources selected for their particular application in writing cultural history (in particular, visual representations, artefacts, novels and newspapers), theoretical work on using such sources for historical research, and historiographical analysis. At the same time, students are encouraged to relate cultural history to the present day.

*Course content subject to change