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Dr Noelle Gallagher, The Good News about Pox: Venereal Disease and Masculinity in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination
Presenter
The School of English
Type
Seminar
Open to
All staff and students, Public
Date
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Time
5:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Where
The Lawson Lecture Room, Kennedy Hall
Contact
Laura Mackintosh
Email
lah14@st-andrews.ac.uk
Website
http://st-andrews.ac.uk/english/newsandevents
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In this paper, I explore the fleeting “fashion” for male venereal disease in Restoration and eighteenth-century imaginative culture. Surveying a wide range of literature and graphic art from the period, I argue that venereal disease was coded as a predominantly male phenomenon, and that it was simultaneously championed as a badge of male virility and condemned as a symbol of male vice.

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