This past weekend, I was a guest on Daniel Crocker’s podcast Sanesplaining, a show dedicated to exploring topics related to mental health in current events and culture. I was invited to discuss the classic Sci Fi show The Twilight Zone and how it commented on cultural understandings of mental health in its era. My section begins around the 26 minute mark.
Chase Dimock teaches Literature and Composition at Broward College. He earned his PhD in Comparative and World Literature with a graduate minor in Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois in 2014. He specializes in 20th century global modernisms and American, French, and German literature with an emphasis in Queer Theory, Feminism and psychoanalysis. He has taught courses on world literature spanning the ancients to the existentialists as well as courses on gender studies, queer literature, European cultural politics, and representations of the Holocaust. He is originally from Los Angeles, California and holds a BA in creative writing and political science from UC Santa Cruz and an MA in Comparative Literature from The University of Illinois. He contributes articles regularly to As It Ought To Be and The Lambda Literary Review