Campus: Wilfrid Laurier
Office: DAWB 4-150
Email: amilnesmith@wlu.ca

BHum, Carleton University
MA, Queen’s University
PhD, University of Toronto

Academic Interests

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 edited collection of writings about the asylum in Victorian Britain and the British Empire.

Publications

Monograph

  • London Clubland: A Cultural History of Gender and Class in Late Victorian Britain (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), forthcoming, December 2011

Articles

  • “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

Book Reviews

  • “Leora Auslander, Cultural Revolutions: Everyday Life and Politics in Britain, North America, and France,” Review article, Canadian Journal of History (forthcoming)
  • “The Reform Club, Reformed Characters,” Review article, London Journal (forthcoming)
  • “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.