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Perceptions of Madness: understanding mental illness through art, literature and drama

Knapp, M, Carr, S, Farmer, P, Filer, N and McGowan, J (2015) Perceptions of Madness: understanding mental illness through art, literature and drama. In: PSSRU LSE Literary Festival, 25 February 2015, London School of Economics (LSE), London, UK.

Abstract

How mental illness is portrayed in art, literature and on TV can have a positive or negative effect on how the public perceives mental ill health. Representations of people with mental health problems can range from the mad psychotic criminal to people within their daily lives dealing with depression, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. This panel discussion explores how such presentations of mental illness can affect public understanding of mental ill health with insights from research and personal experiences.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information:

Speakers: Dr Sarah Carr, Paul Farmer, Nathan Filer, Dr John McGowan.
Chair: Professor Martin Knapp

Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 17:40
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 17:40
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/9137
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