Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Program

History

Date of Award

5-2020

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Dr. John M. Rankin

Committee Members

Dr. Henry J. Antkiewicz, Dr. Brian J. Maxson

Abstract

This thesis presents an interdisciplinary study of the significance of contemporary film in our understandings of gender, race, and sexuality in Georgian England. I argue that while films set in this period may lack the subtleties and depth of the realities that make up the Georgian era, they are still valuable in informing current discussions concerning race, gender, and sexuality. By examining such films, we learn not only more about the Georgian period and how it is presented and understood by contemporary audiences, but these films tell us much about our own biases, attitudes, and society.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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