Regina Kunzel: Interpreting American History
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 04:30pm - 06:00pm
INTERPRETING AMERICAN HISTORY WORKING GROUP PRESENTS:
“In Treatment: Psychiatry and the Archives of Modern Sexuality”
A LECTURE WITH
Thursday, February 13, 2020
This talk explores the encounter of sexual- and gender-variant people with psychiatry and psychoanalysis in the mid-20th-century U.S. and examines the role of psychiatric scrutiny and stigma in the making of modern sexuality. Focusing on the archive of St. Elizabeths Hospital, the federal hospital for the mentally ill in Washington, DC, Kunzel reflects on its meaning and challenges to queer history.