Middlebury

HIST 0311

Gender, Sexuality & Psychiatry

Gender, Sexuality, and Psychiatry in US History
In this seminar we will examine how gender and sexuality have intersected with the psychiatric profession since the nineteenth century, focusing mostly on women, and to a lesser extent gender-nonconforming people and men. Course material will be rooted in the U.S. but will occasionally also cover Europe and Latin America. Topics will include racialized notions of madness and hysteria, depression, psychoanalysis, “deviant” genders and sexualities, the rise of psychotropic prescription drugs, addiction, PTSD, eating disorders, and the medicalization of heterosexual women’s desire. Students will explore relevant historiography and will conduct oral histories of a related topic. (Counts for HSMT credit) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR CMP HIS NOR SOC
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS 0311

Sections

Spring 2020

HIST0311A-S20 Lecture (Povitz)