SMLC Seminar: Allan Beveridge, ‘”Is Everyone Mad?” The Depiction of Mental Disturbance in the Work of Dostoyevsky’, Glasgow

All are warmly invited to attend the next talk in the School of Modern Languages and Culture Research Seminar Series at 1pm, Wed 26th Nov, r317 Hetherington Building. University of Glasgow. A map is available here.

Dr Allan Beveridge, University of Edinburgh, Queen Margaret Hospital, will present the following paper:

‘”Is Everyone Mad?” The Depiction of Mental Disturbance in the Work of Dostoyevsky’

This talk examines how madness is depicted in the work of Dostoyevsky. It gives a brief account of Dostoyevsky’s life before looking at the many ways in which he portrayed insanity. It suggests that he provided a sophisticated and complex picture of mental illness which has relevance for how contemporary clinicians conceive of psychiatric illness.

Refreshments will be available.

 

 

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