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Downton Discussions Continue

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014 @ 8:15pm


Sex and Downton Abbey 

Sex is everywhere on Downton Abbey. Lady Mary has intercourse with a foreign diplomat who dies in her bed.  Thomas the footman fancies Jimmy the footman.  Lord Grantham kisses one of the housemaids.  Lady Edith has a married lover.  Issues of sex, sexuality, and sexual violence are key components of the program, so this week Downton Discussions explores the salacious side of the British country house.   

Downton Discussions, a series of talks about Downton Abbey, continues this Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 8.15pm in Bozorth Hall Auditorium.  Hosted by Rowan's Department of History and led by historian Stephen Hague, the talks will be followed the live airing of Downton Abbey at 9pm. 

Each week focuses on the historical context of a topic central to Downton Abbey, offering insights about questions that viewers often ask about the program. Intended to help students, faculty, staff and community residents explore British history in the early 20th century and its depiction in this popular program, Downton Discussions will run each Sunday until the Season Finale on February 23.

Mark your calendars and join us for the remaining dates: 

9 February 2014: "One swallow doesn't make a summer":  Sex and Sexuality at Downton

16 February 2014: "This is Carson the butler":  The Impact of Technology

23 February 2014: White Tie or Black Tie?:  Clothing and style at Downton 

Downton Discussions is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Student History Association, and Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society.   Bring a friend and immerse yourself in the world of Downton Abbey.