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Flirting and Fainting: A Cultural History of the Corset – Coffeehouse
15th March 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm £3
Coffeehouse: Debate, Discussion, Controversy, Coffee
Come and join Dr Anne-Marie Evans (Subject Director for English Literature at York St John University) to explore the historical and cultural significance of the corset. An essential item of clothing for women (and some men!) during the nineteenth century, the wearing of corsets can actually be traced back to the Renaissance period. This event will debate the importance of the corset as a fashion item, and also consider its connections with the development of the women’s suffrage movement in England and America.
Tickets are £3 or £2 with a YorkCard and can be booked at any library, by calling 01904 552828 or emailing us at email@example.com. The ticket also includes a hot drink.