The History Trust of South Australia:
Talking History presents
Hysteria: A Memoir of Illness, Strength and Women’s Stories Throughout History,
with author Katerina Bryant
Tuesday 13 October, 2020 at 5.30pm via Zoom
Hysteria is both a memoir of author Katerina Bryant’s experience of illness and a historical account of four women whose lives have intersected with the idea of ‘hysteria’. The book looks at the strength of women who were not seen as themselves but as patients alone. Katerina will be examining the lives of these women, touching on our own South Australian context and speaking to what it means to contextualise herself within this complex history.
This free lecture is part of the History Trust’s Talking History series and Mental Health Week 2020.
This event will commence at 5.30pm via Zoom. There will be a short Q&A at the end.
Katerina Bryant is a writer and PhD student based in South Australia. Her first book, Hysteria: A Memoir of Illness, Strength and Women’s Stories Throughout History (NewSouth), is out now.