Posts Tagged ‘ histmental2013 ’

Resource Week 12

12th November 2013 | 0 Comments

In “A Ritual for being Born Twice”: Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Bell Jar’ by Marjorie G. Perloff and Sylvia Plath explains the experience and reasoning for Plath’s mental breakdown. ‘The Bell Jar’ was significant because it dealt with her nervous breakdown and her attempted suicide. The article also explains this particular poem’s popularity because of the […]


Moview Review of Changeling

6th November 2013 | 0 Comments

Changeling begins with Christine Collins, a single mom with a nine-year-old son named Walter in 1928. Christine is called into work and has to leave Walter at home. When she returns home she finds Walter is missing. There is no sign of Walter and Christine calls the LAPD. Twenty-four hours later the report is filed […]


Resource Post Week 11

5th November 2013 | 0 Comments

In Judith Cook’s Who “Mothers” the Chronically Mentally Ill, includes the study of how treatment for the mentally ill became deinstitutionalized and is still becoming more that way. After reading Grob this week I was interested in the Feminist Therapy and this article supports that theory by suggesting that mothers should be supported with their […]


Resource Week 10

4th November 2013 | 0 Comments

In this article, Integration and Inclusion-A Troubling Nexus: Race, Disability, and Education, the authors discuss how segregation, not just by color have affected American children but also segregation of disabilities whether it be blindness, cerebral palsy and even children who are said to be “retarded.” However, they also discuss the view of skin color as […]


Week Nine Resource

23rd October 2013 | 0 Comments

The Great Drama or Millennial Harbinger, was written by Elizabeth Packard in 1878. Elizabeth wrote several books on her accounts including this one. She strategically based her written works to make her goal for societal change. I will be using this piece in my research project on her. Her writings are what separated her from […]


Resource Week 8

16th October 2013 | 0 Comments

Since we are discussing Freud this week, I found an article by Diane Hunter called  Hysteria, Psychoanalysis, and Feminism: The Case of Anna O. This article deals with Freud and how he incorporated Anna (Bertha) into his study of hysteria even though he had never met her. It also brings the idea of hysteria into […]


Review for Carla Yanni’s The Architecture of Madness

9th October 2013 | 0 Comments

In Carla Yanni’s book on asylum architecture, The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States, gives an extensive look at the effect culture, psychiatry, and treatment played a key role in the y-building of insane asylums. Yanni argues that architecture was a pushing factor in curing the mentally-ill. The book shows the role […]


Resource for Week 7

9th October 2013 | 0 Comments

Barry Edginton’s The Design of Moral Architecture at The York Retreat, discusses how important architecture was for the ideal of Moral Treatment. I believe this article goes well with our reading for this week because Britain’s asylum architecture for the York Retreat eventually influenced America’s mental hospitals. The author focusses on the founder of the York Retreat, William […]


Resource for Week 6

1st October 2013 | 0 Comments

After reading the first half of the book I was interested in looking more at how minstrels affected American society and culture in general. The following link discusses minstrels in the nineteenth-century and what they consisted of. The article also discusses how Mark Twain became familiar with minstrels and how they spread through America by […]


Elizabeth Packard, Proposal and Annotated Bibliography

26th September 2013 | 0 Comments

Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard was an average woman in nineteenth century America. She married Theophilus Packard in 1839, and together they had begun raising their children in Illinois. However, due to their conflicted religious beliefs, Elizabeth and her husband began to have tensions. Theophilus Packard had his wife taken away to the Illinois State Hospital […]