Tag Archives: Gender

Claptrap

…Poor shameful Jenny, full of grace, thus with your head upon my knee;– Whose person or whose purse may be the lodestar of your reverie?… What, Jenny, are your lilies dead? Aye, and the snow-white leaves are spread like winter … Continue reading

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Supply and Demand

They tell us it was necessary for the purposes of science. Science! Why, who is science for? Not for poor people. Then if it be necessary for the purposes of science, let them have the bodies of the rich, for … Continue reading

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Something in the Way She Moves?

Why should a man’s mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations with such a precarious object as his own body! Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) If you pity Mr. Hardy, consider the predicament of every poor man who … Continue reading

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Shameful Manoeuvres

This week, we had two “mini-projects” of independent web exploration: one on the¬†Victorian Dictionary, and one on medical advertisements located at the¬†British Library. As intended, this was a simple and fun way to dip our toes into Victorian culture, but … Continue reading

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