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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

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810 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

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