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Depression in Life and Literature    NEW!

Depression exists across a spectrum from prolonged sadness triggered by a personal tragedy to a chronic debilitating condition often recalcitrant to medical intervention. This phenomenon will be viewed through the lens of literature.? The course will be devoted to fictional works, essays, and personal memoirs that are descriptive of depression by writers as diverse as Leo Tolstoy (My Confession), William Styron (Darkness Visible), Kate Millett (The Loony-Bin Trip), Dick Cavett, Daphne Merkin, and David Foster Wallace. Note: Suggested reading: Leo Tolstoy, My Confession; Kate Millett, The Loony-Bin Trip; William Styron, Darkness Visible 


Depression in Life and Literature (HUMN050) NEW!   IN-PERSON

Instructor:  Stephen Kennamer

Day of the Week: W, Times: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM.

Dates: 4/13/2022 - 5/18/2022  

Sessions: 6   

Fee: $66.00

Course Location: Unity of Charlottesville - Classroom

Mask policy for this location: Masks are required

Location Address: 2825 Hydraulic Road Charlottesville, VA 22901

Limit (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 30 

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*If circumstances related to COVID-19 dictate this course cannot be held in person, it will be deferred to a future semester.

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