Dr. Mark S. Micale Ph.D.

Dr. Mark Micale

Contact Information

304 Gregory Hall, MC-466
810 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

  • by appointment
Professor Emeritus
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Research Interests

  • modern comparative European intellectual history; history of medicine, especially psychiatry; modern France; nineteenth-century Europe; fin-de-siecle studies; psychoanalytic studies; the history of masculinity


  • Washington College, Maryland, B.A., 1979; Yale University, Ph.D., 1987


  • Western Civilization: 1660 to the Present
  • The European Intellectual Tradition: Enlightenment to Existentialism
  • Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution
  • Fin-de-siecle France
  • Art, Film, and Literature in the Age of the Dictators
  • Madness and Society in the Modern Age
  • The French Avant Garde, 1848-1914
  • Science, Medicine, and Gender in Europe and America, 1870-1920
  • Varieties of Cultural History
  • Readings in the History of Masculinity

Selected Publications


Hysterical Men: The Hidden History of Male Nervous Illness Harvard University Press 2008.
The Mind of Modernism: Medicine, Psychology, and the Cultural Arts in Europe and America, 1880-1940 Stanford University Press 2004.
Traumatic Pasts: History, Psychiatry and Trauma in the Modern Age, 1870-1930 Cambridge University Press 2001.
Enlightenment, Passion, Modernity: Historical Essays in European Thought and Culture Stanford University Press 2000.
Approaching Hysteria: Disease and Its Interpretations Princeton University Press 1995.
Discovering the History of Psychiatry Oxford University Press 1994.
Beyond the Unconscious: Essays of Henri F. Ellenberger in the History of Psychiatry Princeton University Press 1993.