If a physician of high standing, and one’s own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression – a slight hysterical tendency – what is one to do?

Gilman, “The Yellow Wall-Paper”

Our essays in this course covered a range of different topics and texts, including three novels (Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Plath’s The Bell Jar, and Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea) and a series of shorter pieces (Bly’s “Ten Days in a Mad-House,” Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Wright’s “The Man Who Lived Underground.” Click on the links below to read some of our essays!

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  1. This is wonderful! Love the idea of a collective class anthology. Thanks for sharing your creations with the department.

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