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Dr. Mark S. Micale Ph.D.

Professor of History

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Office Hours

by appointment

Areas of Specialization

European intellectual history; the history of medicine, especially psychiatry; gender and masculinity studies; modern France

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • 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



  • 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.