Breakdown: Madness, Self, Fiction

LIT 383S

Study of madness, mental illness, and psychological distress as experienced and accounted for from literary and philosophical perspectives. How should an individual's declaration of spiritual health or illness by understood? What critical tools can literature bring to the study of the soul's suffering? Focus on testimonies of mental strife in a transnational/historical frame. Literary selections range from romanticism and realism to high modernism and contemporary neurofiction.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • GSF 383S
  • PSY 283S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring