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Mental Health and the Memoir Reading Group: Memoir

Thursday 14 October 2021, 5.00PM to 6:00 PM

We are delighted to invite you to the first reading group meeting for the new CModS Research Strand in Mental Health & the Memoir, at 17:00-18:00 on Thursday 14th October (via Zoom). Our inaugural session will focus on Ann Cvetkovich’s Depression: A Public Feeling (2012) to consider the value of memoir as both a topic of study and as a research method in its own right.

We will be focusing on the following extracts from Cvetkovich’s book, accessible via this Google Folder:

“Introduction” - pp. 1-27, focusing particularly on p. 14 (“Keyword Depression”) onwards
“Swimming” - pp. 43-61
“Reflections” - pp. 74-82
If you have any questions or have trouble accessing the reading, please contact Giorgia Garilli.

Please note: Due to the subject matter of the research strand, our reading groups will frequently engage with sensitive and complex topics. We want these reading groups to be a lively space for interdisciplinary discussions on contemporary life-writing, but are committed to respecting the lived experiences represented in the content. As such, we ask for your collaboration in maintaining a safe and supportive environment.

Location: Zoom