Structures of Depressive Experience in Lars von Trier’s Antichrist and Melancholia (Philosophy Seminar, 1 March 2012)

Structures of Depressive Experience in Lars von Trier’s Antichrist and Melancholia Angela Woods Philosophy Department Seminar – Thursday 1 March Room 005, 48/49 Old Elvet, Durham. Refreshments will be served from 11am with the talk commencing  at 11.30am. Lars von Trier is variously regarded as one of Europe’s most provocative and most brilliant Read more…

On Psychiatric Metaphor: Exploring the Use of Clinical Concepts in Cultural Theory – Angela Woods CMH Seminar 26 October

On Psychiatric Metaphor: Exploring the Use of Clinical Concepts in Cultural Theory Dr Angela Woods, Centre for Medical Humanities Wednesday 26 October, 5 pm St Chad’s Chapel and SCR Followed by wine and canapés Anti-Oedipus (1979): French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and Italian psychoanalyst Félix Guattari argue that schizophrenia is a Read more…

A Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar: Part Two

Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University, continues: The pathologisation of unhappiness as disease has in turn spawned a counter-culture committed to the pursuit of self-improvement and happiness, which might just result in a generation of the worried-well, who aren’t going to achieve the Nirvana promised Read more…