Event: Hysteria from the Archives, Feb. 19

Coffee Hour, Poetry Reading, and Discussion of Hysteria from the Archives

Monday, February 19, 2018, 4:00-5:00pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor Common Room

We have access to accounts of hysteria more or less exclusively through the male gaze of the physician. In response, Hysteria from the Archives engages with both phenomenology (the experiences of women diagnosed with hysteria) and rhetoric (narratives, symbols, and performance) through poems written out of 19th-century sources on hysteria.

Speaker: Leticia Fernandez-Fontecha, Visiting Professor in European Studies at Columbia University and the author of Hysteria from the Archives

Respondent: Liz Bowen, PhD Candidate in English and Comparative Literature and author of poetry collection Sugarblood

Chair: Arden Hegele, PhD, Society of Fellows in the Humanities.

Free and open to the public. RSVP required to attend and receive materials. Email rn2019@columbia.edu to RSVP.

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