Dr. Amy Milne-Smith
Assistant Professor, Victorian Britain, British Empire, Cultural history; History of mental illness; Gender and history of Masculinity
Contact InformationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Location: 2-133B
Academic BackgroundBHum, Carleton University
MA, Queen’s University
PhD, University of Toronto
My research centers on nineteenth-century British cultural and gender history. My specific interests are in the history of masculinity, the cultural construction of class, and perceptions of mental illness. I am currently working on an article about men's relationship to London, and further research on madmen on trains, and perceptions of alcoholism as mental illness.
Recent Courses offered:
HI 122 World History since c. 1450
Hi 218 Modern British History, 1714-1914
HI 318 Crime, Sex and Scandal in 19th C Britain
HI 325 Imperialism, Race and the Post-Colonial Legacy
HI 409 Reading Seminar on British Imperialism and Culture
"Club Talk: Gossip, Masculinity, and the Importance of Oral Communities in late Nineteenth-Century London." Gender and History 21:1 (2009): 86-106.
"A Flight to Domesticity?: Making a Home in the Gentlemen's Clubs of London, 1880-1914." Journal of British Studies 45:4 (2006): 796-818.
London Clubland: A Cultural History of Gender and Class in Late-Victorian Britain (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), December 2011.
"Leora Auslander, Cultural Revolutions: Everyday Life and Politics in Britain, North America, and France," Review article, Canadian Journal of History 46:1, 2011.
"The Reform Club, Reformed Characters," Review article, London Journal 35:3, 2010.
"Mark S. Micale, Hysterical Men: The Hidden History of Male Nervous Illness," Review article, Canadian Journal of History 44:2, 2009.
"Mark Hampton, Visions of the Press in Britain, 1850-1950," Review article, Journal of British Studies 44:4, 2005.