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The topic of the FIGS Friday Forum on 31st May 2013 is Mental Illness.
We aim to explore this topic from an interdisciplinary perspective.
In particular, we aim to look at varying representations of mental illness in Psychology, History, Literature and Art.
As part of our discussion we will explore the development of the concept of madness, representations of mental illness in antiquity, the role of repressed instincts and desires in causing or constituting mental illness and the connection between mental illness and artistic creativity.
For attendants who do not wish to present, but who would like to develop some ideas about the notion of mental illness, it is useful to look online at The Prinzhorn Collection.
The Prinzhorn Collection consists of paintings from the psychiatric patients of the German psychologist and art historian Hans Prinzhorn.
Many of these patients, whose illnesses included schizophrenia and manic depression, produced unsettling images through which, it seems we witness the products of a process of exercising internal demons.
The collection offers some insight into the mind of the mentally ill and it prompts questions about the relationship between mental illness and creativity as well as questions on the role of art as a therapeutic tool.
Friday 31 May 2013
9.30am - 7.00pm
UCL Arts and Humanities Common Room
The forum is open to all staff and graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, please register to attend via the FIGS Forum Eventbrite page.
Please feel free to join us for the whole day, or to simply join the session you are most interested in.
For further information on this forum please contact Akosua Bonsu firstname.lastname@example.org
9.30 - 10.00
Tea / Coffee
10.00 - 10.05
10.05 - 11.05
Social Justice and the Distribution of Mental Illness
The Voice of Reason in a Deranged Society: on representation of the intellectual
11.05 - 12.15
Passive Objects and Active Subjects
Human All Too Human: The Strange Case of Sylvia Plath
Is Transmission of Suffering Through Literature Possible?
12.15 - 1.30
Sandwich lunch - provided by FIGS
1.30 - 2.40
Emotions, Mental Illness, and Marginalisation in Imperial Rome
Negated Institutions: The anti-asylum movement in Italy 1961 - 1972
'Would You Not Think Them Ridiculously Mad?': Mental Illness and Faith in Post-Reformation England
2.40 - 3.40
Neurodiversity, Mental Incapacity and Forced Treatment
Brain Disruption and Imagined People
3.40 - 4.00
Tea / Coffee Break
4.00 - 4.45
Exploring the Concept of Mental Illness
Illness and Capital are the Same Thing
4.45 - 5.15
The madness of the artist: from genius to creative
5.15 - 5.45
5.45 - 7.00
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