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Victorian Angels and Rebels
Two Wednesdays, November 13 and 20, 6:30–8:00 P.M. Location will be given to subscribers.
As inveterate watchers of the recent mini-seriesVictoria can attest, Victorian ideas about women, men, and sexuality were more complex than we might at first imagine. Although Victorians are infamous for their strictness and their prudery—many of us have heard the apocryphal story that they swathed piano legs in chintz so that young people would not be reminded of inappropriate body parts—it was during the Victorian era that modern feminism was born. Dr. Helena Michie will present this two-part course on Victorian ideas about sex and gender.