Mental Illness in Literature: Case Studies of Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Poster presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on mental illness in literature and a case study of Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

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Dyer, Darby & Scroggins, Daryl April 15, 2010.

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  • Main Title: Mental Illness in Literature: Case Studies of Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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Poster presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on mental illness in literature and a case study of Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

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Abstract: I am researching mental illness in literature, with a focus on Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and would like to uncover any connections the authors had with mental illnesses and disorders. Did the author personally suffer from a mental illness, have a close friend or family member diagnosed with such a disorder, or did the idea of it merely intrigue the author so that she included it in her work? In order to discover any associations the authors had to their mentally diagnosed characters, I must research the mental health of Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Both women committed suicide and I believe their writing of women in similar situations might have been a cry for help. I must also research the time period of each author and whether or not social status disparities could have been a factor in their deteriorating mental health.

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  • Seventh Annual University Scholars Day, 2010, Denton, Texas, United States

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Mental Illness in Literature: Case Studies of Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman

This study examines mental illness in literature, with a focus on Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper' and Sylvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar', the primary texts of the research, and develops similarities and personal connections between the authors and their mentally unstable main characters.

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  • April 15, 2010

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Dyer, Darby & Scroggins, Daryl. Mental Illness in Literature: Case Studies of Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, poster, April 15, 2010; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86112/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.