ENG199H1: "Tell It Slant": Mental Illness and Literature

Hours: 
24S

This course will explore representations of mental illness in poetry, short fiction and essays from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will consider the relationship of literature to "madness," "hysteria" and "melancholia" and work to historically and politically contextualize some of our contemporary dilemmas regarding psychic distress. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)