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ASM4380 - Women, Psychiatry and Madness

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Jan van Bommel


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


A socio-historical analysis of the institutionalisation of madness and the current practice of de-institutionalisation. Critical assessment of sociological, medical and feminist theories of femininity, psychiatry and madness. Examine interpretations of psychoanalysis and female subjectivity (Freudian, Lacanian, French feminist).


Two essays (4500 words each): 100%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week