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Media Production Cultures and Mental Health

Panel Discussion with Nava Mau, Sowjanya Kudva, & Debra Tolchinsky Thursday, April 14, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. Panelists, Nava Mau and Sowjanya Kudva will discuss their experiences with film and television production through the lens of mental health. Moderated by Debra K. Tolchinsky, the panel will explore the stakes of mental health and well-being of production cultures

Cultural Constructions of Dissociation

Discussion with Rebecca Seligman, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Global Health about self, agency, and desire. Thursday, Feb 24, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. Cross-cultural research reveals that dissociative experiences are ubiquitous around the world and may take both pathological and non-pathological forms. In the Euro-American context, dissociation is most commonly understood in pathological terms as a

Depictions of Women with Bipolar Disorder in Film and TV

Lecture by Dr. Crystal T. Clark, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine  Thursday, Feb 17, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. Dr. Clark will be using the films Touched with Fire and Modern Love, as well as the TV shows Euphoria and Homeland to explore depictions of women with

VIOLET Written and Directed by Justine Bateman

In partnership with EPICS and the MFA Writing for the Screen and Stage program… Film screening and in-person filmmaker Q&A: VIOLET written and directed by Justine Bateman Thursday, Feb 3, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. Filmmaker and author Justine Bateman will screen her directorial feature film debut, VIOLET, and discuss the film in-person during a post-screening

Trauma-Informed Storytelling

In partnership with the MFA Writing for the Screen and Stage program… Performance and Discussion: WHERE’S THE REST OF ME? by David E. Tolchinsky and ANN, FRAN, & MARY ANN by Erin Courtney  Thursday, Jan 27, 2022 | 7:30 p.m. The short play WHERE’S THE REST OF ME? by David E. Tolchinsky. A screenwriter wrestles with

Understanding OCD and its Depictions

Discussion with Psychoanalyst Dr. Suzanne Rosenfeld Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. Using the film As Good As It Gets (directed by James L. Brooks and co-written by Brooks and Mark Andrus) as a starting point, psychoanalyst Suzanne Rosenfeld will discuss the symptomology of OCD from a variety of perspectives. The goal is for

Do you really have a self? A story about possession

Lecture by Michelle Molina, Associate Professor, Religious Studies/History/Gender Studies, Northwestern University  Thursday, Jan 6, 2022 | 7:00 p.m. The past provides a playground of images, texts, and ideas that can both inform and trouble contemporary storytelling about mental health and mental illness.  This lecture will people your mind with images and ideas from the religious