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Madness at the Movies

If there is sufficient interest we can arrange a film night – at a date to be arranged towards end of Term 1.
Drinks and snacks provided, bring your own popcorn!
  • The Snake Pit
  • Regeneration
  • Freud
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • An Angel at my Table
The Prelinger Internet Archive has a small number of moving images relating to psychiatry, with thumbnail breakdowns of the film footage.
Michael Shortland, ‘Screen Memories: Towards a History of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis in the Movies’, British Journal for the History of Science, 20 (1987), 421-52 (makes particular reference to the films Freud and The Snake Pit)
** Sander L. Gilman, Disease and Representation: Images of Illness from Madness to AIDS (Cornell University Press, 1998), Ch. 2 ‘ Madness and Representation’ (see also ch. 5 ‘The Insane see the Insane: Richard Dadd’) (Available in paperback)
* Sander Gilman, Seeing the Insane: A Cultural History of Madness and Art in the Western World (New York: Wiley, 1982).
* Sander L. Gilman, Health and Illness: Images of Difference (London: Reaktion, 1995), ch. 2 ‘Again Madness as a Test Case’, pp. 33-50.
* Hugh Diamond, The Face of Madness: Hugh W. Diamond and the Origin of Psychiatric Photography, edited by Sander L. Gilman (Secaucus, NJ: Citadel, 1977).
Patricia Allderidge, ‘Richard Dadd 1817-1886: Painter and Patient’, Medical History, 14 (1970), 308-13. e-journal
Shlomo Giora Shoham, Art, Crime and Madness (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2002).
Hans Prinzhorn, Beyond Reason: Art and Psychosis: Works from the Prinzhorn Collection (London: Hayward Gallery, 1996).
Laurinda S. Dixon, Perilous Chastity: Women and Illness in Pre-Enlightenment Art and Medicine (Cornell University Press, 1995).
D.M. Fox and C. Lawrence, Photographing Medicine: Images and Power in Britain and America since 1840 (London and New York: Greenwood Press, 1988).