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For our session this week, we will discuss issues of gender, the family, and women’s (dis)empowerment during the era of high bourgeois culture. The industrialized and fully capitalist societies in northwestern Europe (primarily Britain, France, the low countries, Germany, Scandinavian countries) by the mid to late 19th century were basking in the confidence of increasingly […]

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I came across this book review of one of our authors – Mary Shelley, who is the subject of a new biography. Or rather, we could say that the biography has another subject, one of the women whose modern work on Shelley was critical to Shelley’s resurgent reputation in high culture and academic analysis. After […]

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Well this is interesting… from academic blog Crooked Timber: Yesterday I chanced to read a story from 1850, The Three Visits, by one Auguste Vitu. It is in a collection of, broadly speaking, ghost stories: The Macabre Megapack: 25 Lost Tales From The Golden Age. It is free to Amazon Prime members, and 99 cents […]

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19th century film

To give us a little energy for a good start, I wanted to give you some recommendations of films to watch as we proceed through the semester. Almost all of these (last I checked) streamed on Netflix, Amazon prime, or other streaming services, and several are available at Lauinger as well. Some of these will definitely come […]

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