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Dr. Mark S. Micale Ph.D.

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Contact Information

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

Office Hours

by appointment
Professor Emeritus

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

Courses Taught

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

Highlighted 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.