The Victorians: Sexuality and Gender


This is a fantastic lecture by Professor Richard J. Evans of Gresham College on Sexuality and Gender issues in Victorian England. This is a topic that takes of a great deal of my own time and research. I am particularly interested in how reactions to sexual discourse are replaced by acts of violence. Oh the papers I will write when my dissertation is finally done!

This is a great history lesson for anyone who is interested in the history of masculinity, the division of labour by gender in the nineteenth century in reaction to industrialization, and the rise of feminism in the mid- to late-nineteenth century.

I will warn you that the lecture is recorded on what seems to be a home video recorder. In other words, the visual quality is limited. However, I think his delivery and his visual examples make up for the lack of HD.

Happy Weekend!