Literature and Mental Health, a discussion with Sir Jonathan Bate


4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

The IHR is very pleased to extend this invitation to a discussion with Sir Jonathan Bate, Professor of English and Provost of Worcester College, University of Oxford on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.


“Literature and Mental Health: Online Learning as Community Outreach and Medical Intervention."

Over 50,000 online learners signed up for the course Literature and Mental Health: Reading for Wellbeing on FutureLearn, the UK’s global MOOC platform. Each week the course explored a different topic – stress, grief, PTSD, depression, dementia – using an array of classic literary texts to educate, to explain and to console. The course message board became a support community. Subsequent research revealed some extraordinary outcomes. Join us for a discussion with Sir Jonathan Bate on the relationship between literature, mental health and the online learning environment.

Location and parking

This event will be hosted in Ross-Blakley Hall at ASU's Tempe Campus. The closest parking options are the visitor parking in Lot 44 and the Rural Road parking structure.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Ross Blakley Hall 196

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