This course examines the social and cultural changes brought about by the birth of a consumer society in 18th-century Britain. Topics include the rise of commercial society and consumerism, new techniques in marketing and advertising, the debate over fashion and luxury, the emergence of the public sphere of the coffeehouse, the commercialization of theatre and the art market, and the relationship between commerce, crime and punishment. Seminar: Three hours a week. Restriction: Student must have third year standing or above, or permission of the instructor. 06-01-2020-01-04-2020 Seminar Monday, Wednesday 03:00PM - 04:15PM, SDU Main Bldg, Room 310