1660 - 1800
There are a number of downloadable items arising from the project. The following lists give you quick access to them.
Public Lecture Series One
'Understanding Depression' Dr Alison Brabban
Englishman's Malady: Goldsmith and Civilised Needs'
Professor Nigel Wood
'Women's Spiritual Autobiography' Professor Anne Laurence
'Revisiting the Boswells: Work, Politeness, and Melancholy in the Scottish Enlightenment' Professor Anthony J. LaVopa
Cares: From Pope's Spleen to Coleridge's Dejection'
Professor Michael O'Neill
'Coleridge's Melancholy' Dr Neil Vickers
Amusements: Women, Gardens, and the Depression of Spirits'
Dr Stephen Bending
'Mere Despair: Alexander Pope
and the Death of Hope'
Professor Allan Ingram
Plenary Lectures from the Conference
'Burton & Sons: The Masks of Melancholy' Madeleine Descargues-Grant
'Talking the Blues': two lectures given at the Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle upon Tyne, in association with the '18th-Century Blues' exhibition
Blues: Assembling the Melancholy Mind
Professor Allan Ingram & Dr Leigh Wetherall-Dickson
Public Lecture Series Two
'Get Happy! Romantic Psychiatry
and the Addiction to Wellness'
Professor Joel Faflak
'Engraving the 18th-Century Blues: Hogarth's Representation of Depression' Professor Peter Wagner (University of Koblenz-Landau)
'The Limits of Sympathy: Newspaper Reporting of Suicide in Scotland and the North of England, c.1750-1830' Professor RAB Houston (University of St Andrews)
'Melancholy and the Talking Cure in the Sixteenth
Professor Jenny Richards (University of Newcastle)
'"La maladie anglaise": French views of depression and suicide in eighteenth-century England' Professor Jeffrey Hopes (Université du Maine)
'Poor Maria & My Friend, Mr Shandy' Patrick Wildgust (Curator, Shandy Hall)
'Diagnosing and Treating Melancholy in Georgian
Dr Jonathan Andrews (University of Newcastle)
'Religion and the Body in Seventeenth-Century
Dr Katharine Hodgkin (University of East London)
'The Ordeal of John Bunyan' Professor W.R. Owens (Open University)