Mallory Szymanski (PhD candidate, UF) – “Sex and the Rest Cure in Gilded Age America: Re-imagining The Yellow Wallpaper.”July 8, 201511:00 AM – 12:00 PMLocation: Communicore Building CG-041/42
Mallory Szymanski is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Florida. Her dissertation, “Sexual dysfunction as ‘the national disease of America:’ neurasthenia and the medical approaches to men’s sexual and reproductive health, 1869-1914,” combines cultural and medical history of sexual neurasthenia to explain how this diagnosis sparked a new national conversation about men’s health in the Gilded Age. She teaches courses in writing, sociology, history, and women’s studies. She expects to complete her dissertation next year and to pursue an interdisciplinary teaching and research position.