Gender and Citizenship in Britain since 1866 (HIH2212A)

30 credits

When John Stuart Mill raised the question of women’s suffrage in parliament in 1866 he was met with amused smiles from the opposition benches, yet by 1979 Britain had a female Prime Minister. This module explores how gender roles have been reshaped in modern Britain, analysing the trials and tribulations of feminism, the changing roles of men in society, and shifting understandings of homosexuality. Inter-disciplinary approaches are promoted, we will explore the modern history of gender through a variety of means including political pamphlets, literature, film and magazines.

This module is suitable for interdisciplinary pathways.