Dr. Amanda Milburn
This course examines the history of sex and gender in nineteenth and twentieth century England and Wales. We will explore the rich and varied lived experiences of British men and women using a wide range of primary sources, including written discourse, speeches, photographs, novels, and film. The course proceeds in a predominantly chronological fashion with case studies of key groups interspersed throughout. We will trace changes in the representations and expectations of sex and gender from the Enlightenment to the present day. Key themes will include the impact of historical constructions of sex and gender and the ongoing fight(s) for equality in Britain.