The Regency Academe
Exceptional classes about the Regency era led by exceptional instructors.
Children and Childhood in the Regency Period with Jackie C. Horne
Class dates: April 8 through April 19, 2013
Cost: $15 non-member $7 BM member
To Register: http://www.rwa.org/e/in/eid=8
What was it like to be a child in England during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? The answer to such a seemingly simple question proves to be dauntingly complex, in part because until quite recently, historians thought children and childhood not worthy of serious analysis. The rise of Childhood Studies in the academy during the latter years of the twentieth century, however, has begun to present us with some fascinating answers about Regency children’s lives, as well an an abundance of new questions to pose. This two-week Beau Monde class will look at the real, lived experiences of Regency children of different classes and genders; the closely-held, often conflicting cultural beliefs associated with the idea of “childhood”; and the lessons that children’s material culture of the period (toys, books, games, clothing) can teach. And, of course, we’ll touch upon the roles parents played in guiding their children on the often fraught journey from infancy to adulthood.
A former children’s book editor, Jackie C. Horne earned her Ph.D. in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature from Brandeis University. After several years of teaching university classes in children’s literature and in writing, she left academia to pursue a career as an independent scholar and (potentially) a romance writer. She is the author of History and the Construction of the Child in Early British Children’s Literature (Ashgate, 2011).
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