Syllabus: Killen, “Madness and Modern Civilization”

This is another installment in our series on university and college courses dealing with the history of madness, mental illness, and psychiatry.

Andreas Killen is co-editor of H-Madness and Associate Professor of History at the City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center. He has held fellowships at the UCLA Humanities Consortium and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Among his publications are Berlin Electropolis: Shock, Nerves, and German Modernity (University of California Press 2006) and a special volume of Osiris that he co-edited on the history of the human sciences. Currently he is working on a book about the relation between film and the human sciences in early 20th century Germany.

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