Is melancholy, as Freud thought, an indulgent, unproductive form of mourning? Or can it be a form of sadness that is ultimately uplifting for the consciousness it brings of life and its more startling possibilities? Here John Banville and Brian Dillon, both melancholic writers with an interest in W.G. Sebald, will use the Melancholia: a Sebald Variation exhibition as a springboard to reflect on the theme of melancholia.
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For further information on the exhibition, see Dr Feigel’s September 2017 article ‘Kind of blue: making sense of melancholia‘ in the Financial Times.