Martin Halliwell

Workshop: Depression

Download workshop slides (pptx)

Written Texts

William Styron, “Darkness Visible”, Vanity Fair (December 1989). Styron’s article is almost identical to his short 1990 book Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness and is available at:

David Foster Wallace, “The Depressed Person”, Harper’s Magazine (January 1998):

Andrew Solomon, “Anatomy of Melancholy”, The New Yorker (12 January 1998): A much fuller account (688 pp.) is Solomon’s The Noonday Demon: An Anatomy of Depression (New York: Vintage, 2016).

Film Text

If the students can watch Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995) before the workshop that would also be great.