COAS | Memoirs of Madness: Exploring Neuropsychological Pathography
S103 | 0072 | Capshew

Seminar 0072 1:00-2:15p TR

How do people conceptualize and write about their mental trauma and psychological distress? The seminar interrogates personal narratives of depression, aphasia, head injury, and other forms of neurological damage and emotional affliction using a variety of perspectives, including literary and scientific viewpoints. The works will be considered for their contribution to clinical science, rehabilitative services, and popular understanding of limits to human experience.

Sample texts:
Jamison, Kay Redfield, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Murphy,Robert F. The Body Silent
Sacks, Oliver. A Leg to Stand On
Styron, William. Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness.