Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Fellow in the Humanities
2002—2003 Forum on The Book
College House Humanities Fellow (Kings /English)
MADNESS IN 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE: THE EFFECTS OF MADNESS ON FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS
Nineteenth and twentieth century American authors have much to say about madness and its effects on familial relationships. In their considerations of varying medical treatments and familial reaction and response, authors provide valuable insights into American society's changing attitudes about madness. In her investigation of madness, Park will explore these literary portrayals for what information they offer about actual illness, classifications of madness, and societal perception.