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Literature the Consoler: Modernism, Medical Humanities, and Mental Health
This series of lecture workshops explores literature from 1900 to the present through the perspective of mental health. Join us as we discuss new ways of interpreting a wide array of modernist texts, from Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar to the surrealist poets of the 1920s. Run in conjunction with the University of Central Florida and the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, the opening lectures provide historical context about the text and writer, followed by practical workshops incorporating creative activities and discussion of the text in relation to mental health and wellbeing. The series begins on Tuesday February 18, and runs weekly until Tuesday March 24, 2020. Interested participants must register with the Mental Health Association of Central Florida. Sessions are free to all, but participants must be over the age of 18.
This event is funded in part by a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant, in partnership with University of Central Florida and the Mental Health Association of Central Florida.
Date/time: February 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Presented By:Louise Kane
Event Fee:Free with Registration