The making of victorian sexuality is a timely disruption of our present comfortable consensus on nineteenth-century society moreover, it persuasively argues that in victorian sexual moralism, there may be much to teach the complacently libertarian twentieth century. This chapter locates religion at the heart of victorian literary culture and explores the reciprocal relationship between literary and religious forms, texts, and aesthetics after outlining the relationship between literature and religion in the period, the chapter reflects on how modern criticism reads this relationship, both historically and philosophically. The aim of this book is to challenge the assumption that psychology emerged in late-19th-century germany mainly through clinical methods although the history of psychology has moved on a good deal since 1982, this is still a worthy and fascinating collection of essays.
A man's place: masculinity and the middle-class home in victorian england, by john tosh pp xii + 252 new haven, ct and london: yale university press, 1999, $3000, £2800 the notion of victorian britain as a world of radically disjunctive separate spheres still has a curious allure for many. The victorian age was one of great change largely brought about by the industrial revolution and the ‘historical changes that characterized the victorian period motivated discussion and argument about the nature and role of woman — what the victorians called the woman question. “industrialism and the victorian novel” offers a new model for thinking about the relation between industrialism and literature, emphasizing the acceleration of social and economic change by contrast with the longstanding tendency to focus on the machinery of industry alone.
The victorian era upon the 1800s, specifically 1837-1901, the strict beliefs of procreation only and gender roles returned women weren’t seen to have sexuality and their role was to service their husbands (crooks & baur, 2011. However, the period known as the victorian era in england, from 1837 to 1901, witnessed such polarized gender roles that it can also be analyzed according to the different functions assigned to men and women, more commonly known as the ideology of separate spheres. The victorian era is important to look at to see the cultural context oscar wilde was living in although rarely talked about homosexuality in the victorian era went against the notions of masculinity, threatened the family structure and in turn went against what it meant to be fundamentally british. Even more startling for most people, though, will be steven marcus's classic the other victorians: a study of sexuality and pornography in mid-nineteenth-century england first published in 1966, it will be reissued by transaction in september with a new introduction by the author.
Both the regulation of sexuality and the conceptualisation of madness in the victorian era represent pressing problems of the society of that time and both encompass far more complex implications than those i have discussed. Introduction bram stoker’s dracula is a work of fantasy fiction1 its creepy effectiveness comes from its ability to play on human fears, mainly about sexuality and death dracula reflects the problems during the victorian period. One of the foundational texts on serialization in the victorian period looking at serial fiction through such varied lenses as home, history, empire, and science, hughes and lund argue via example that the serial form is deeply connected to the fundamental values of victorian culture.
Victorian morality is a distillation of the moral views of people living during the time of queen victoria's reign (1837–1901), the victorian era, and of the moral climate of great britain in the mid-19th century in general. The victorian reticence about sexuality and the double standard are both reflected in the picture of dorian gray the purity and innocence of women were central values in the victorian era women were expected to be pure until marriage. My position is that 'victorian sexuality' like 'woman', is too often the subject of huge and meaningless generalisations while i hope that my account was informed by recent theoretical developments, i am rather cautious about the ways in which theory can be used by the historian.
Lit 494: victorian literature and culture: race, gender, sexuality, empire: theses & dissertations this guide is intended for students in the fall 2013 research seminar on victorian literature and culture taught by professor david agruss. Victorian values on sex and sexuality - james joyce sets a portrait of the artist as a young man in the victoria age the double standard of morality by josephine butler and victorian theories of sex and sexuality by elizabeth lee give us insight into ideas people had about sex and sexuality during the victorian era. Book has many bits of advice from the victorian era to make sex 'better' includes advice for how to get closer, or more successfully have children a lot of the advice is based around conceiving. Victorian psychology was fiercely controversial and contested by parties representing the whole span of nineteenth-century opinion it developed from a theory of the soul to one which understood the human mind as a part of the natural world.