Middlebury

AMST0301A-S21

Madness in America

Madness in America
It's a mad, mad course. In this course we will focus on representations of madness from colonial to late 20th century America, emphasizing the links between popular and material culture, science, medicine, and institutions. We will consider how ideas about madness (and normalcy) reflect broader (and shifting) notions of identity. Thus, issues of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, community, class, and region will play significant roles in our discussions and critiques. To complement foundational readings, this course will draw on American literature, documentary and entertainment films, music, and materials from the college's special collections.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
22410
Subject Code:
AMST
Course Number:
0301
Section Identifier:
A

Course

AMST 0301

All Sections in Spring 2021

Spring 2021