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!
- Truth, Madness, and the Impossible Distinction in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- We’re All Mad Somewhere: An Exploration Into The Environments of Madness
- Induction of Madness
- Intersections with Madness Project: Gendered Power Dynamics in The Yellow Wallpaper
- Catching Figs: The Bell Jar and Second-Wave Feminism