A possible link between ‘madness’ and genius is one of the oldest and most persistent of cultural notions; it is also one of the most controversial. Join author and Professor of Psychiatry Kay Redfield Jamison in a discussion about the significantly increased rates of depression and bipolar illness in writers and artists, discuss possible reasons for these elevated rates, and open up discussion about potential clinical and ethical concern.
Co-presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures and the Santa Barbara Public Library. Part of A&L's Thematic Learning Initiative.
Part of Santa Barbara Public Library's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus Santa Barbara Reads programming.