Wansah Fawaz M ALShammari

My project for doctorate research lies in the field of medical humanities. It examines the representation of mental illness (madness) in contemporary British Drama from 1972 to the present. The project investigates into the playwright’s engagement with the term madness at the time of the philosophical debate of the anti-psychiatry lead by R. D. Laing.

It involves a textual analysis and aims to dive into the nature of the psychotic experience as represented in drama. 

Research title

The Representation of Psychosis in Post-War American Drama: A Biopsychosocial Approach