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CeASR Seminar- Mental Health Narratives in Rom Coms

Centre for Applied Social Research (CeASR)

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 from 16:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

CeASR Seminar- Mental Health Narratives in Rom Coms

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CeASR Seminar- Mental Health Narratives in Rom Coms

Social Change Programme

Speaker, Dr Alison Wilde, School of Education, Leeds Beckett University

Organisers: Dr Natalia Gerodetti & Dr Laura Davies http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/dr-natalia-gerodetti/  http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/dr-laura-davies/

There has been a great deal of dissatisfaction with portrayals of mental distress/illness in the  media, and most of this has  demonstrated the problem of the associations made between violence and 'madness'. In an effort  to go beyond these concerns, I decided to look at mental health discourses in cinematic portrayals of romantic love.  As a popular genre which many people identify with, I will analyse two recent romantic comedies which have mental health concerns at the heart of their narratives. The first is Greenberg,  directed by Noah Baumbach in 2010, and the second is Silver Linings Playbook,  directed by David O. Russell in 2012. Both have very similar storylines, but I will argue that they generate very different discourses on normality, mental health and mental distress. Using an approach informed by Disability Studies, Mad Studies and Film Studies, I will show how mental distress in two ostensibly similar films is embedded within very different models of disablement, one which focuses on individual deficit and responsibility, and the other from a view which reminds us of the social context and catalysts, for mental illness.

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Leeds Beckett University
Rose Bowl 207
Portland Crescent
LS1 3HB Leeds
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 from 16:00 to 17:00 (GMT)


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Centre for Applied Social Research (CeASR)

The Centre for Applied Social Research (CeASR) is an exciting new University-wide Research Centre at Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Met). CeASR delivers interdisciplinary research across the social sciences, initially in three Research Programmes: Crime, Justice and Society, Social Change and Global Inequalities. CeASR aims to meet the needs of external stakeholders for research with impact on policy and practice problems and to infuse our curriculum with research-informed teaching.

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