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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Postgraduate (History, Classics and Archaeology)

Postgraduate Course: The Material Culture of Gender in Eighteenth Century Britain (PGHC11144)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course provides an advanced analysis of the material world as defined by gendered experience and expectations in eighteenth century Britain. It looks at the rich and the poor and is focussed on housing, the body, consumer behaviour, manufacture and design issues, portraiture and print satire. It also explores contemporary social philosophies, such as "politeness" and the impact on behaviour relative to the material.
Course description This course provides an advanced analysis of the material world as defined by gendered experience and expectations in eighteenth century Britain. It looks at the rich and the poor and is focussed on such themes as housing, the body, consumer behaviour, manufacture and design issues, portraiture and print satire. It also explores contemporary social philosophies, such as "politeness" and the impact of such popular thinking on personal, group and gendered behaviour relative to the material. The course is taught through a mixture of short presentations, exercises based on circulated images and some web-based searches, and seminar discussion based on pre-set reading. The course seeks to explore both material and visual sources in depth including furniture, clothing, textiles, portraits and prints and engravings.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  20
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework:
4,000 word essay (100%)

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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a detailed and critical command of the body of knowledge concerning the material culture of gender in eighteenth century Britain
  2. Analyse and reflect critically upon relevant scholarship concerning course, plus the associated primary source materials both visual and material and connected conceptual discussions
  3. Develop and sustain original scholarly arguments in oral and written forms by independently formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence considered in the course
  4. Demonstrate in oral and written form originality and independence of mind and initiative; intellectual integrity and maturity; an ability to evaluate the work of others, including peers; and a considerable degree of autonomy
Reading List
A. Appadurai, The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective. (1986)

Jennie Batchelor and Cora Kaplan, eds. Women and Material Culture, 1660-1830 (2007)

M. Berg, Luxury and Pleasure in Eighteenth Century Britain (2005)

H. Berry and J. Gregory, eds. Creating and Consuming Culture in North-East England, 1660-1830 (2004)

P. Borsay, The English Urban Renaissance: Culture and Society in the Provincial Town (1989)

M. Hallett, The Spectacle of Difference: Graphic Satire in the Age of Hogarth (Yale 1999)

S. Nenadic, Lairds and Luxury: The Highland Gentry in Eighteenth Century Scotland (2007)

M. Snodin and J. Styles, (2001) Design and the Decorative Arts: Britain, 1500-1900. V&A Publications

D. H. Solkin, D. H. Painting for Money: The Visual Arts and the Public Sphere in
Eighteenth-Century England. London: Yale University Press. 1993

Vickery, A. Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England (2009)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsMCofGin18CBrit Material Culture Gender Britain
Contacts
Course organiserProf Stana Nenadic
Tel: (0131 6)50 3839
Email: Stana.Nenadic@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary
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