Mental Illness and Creativity – Online

24 March 2020 - 17:00-18:30

Lecture: Alexander Bird, King’s College London

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Romantic authors saw creative genius as close to madness, since madness frees the mind from constraints and convention and allows truly original thought to flourish. I look at the evidence for the frequently remarked on correlation between madness and creativity. Is there such a correlation? And if so does it confirm the romanticist view of the relationship between the two?