Byron to Batman: The Pop Culture Problem of Romanticizing Mental Illness | Katlyn Firkus | TEDxUGA

Byron to Batman: The Pop Culture Problem of Romanticizing Mental Illness | Katlyn Firkus | TEDxUGA



Katlyn Firkus, a Marketing and Psychology double major, is interested in understanding the media’s role in shaping public perception. Her talk explores the archetype of the Byronic hero and how it perpetuates the dangerous idea that suffering is a necessary precursor to brilliance.

Katlyn Firkus is a fourth-year student studying Marketing and Psychology. She is a member and the current President of the Demosthenian Literary Society, UGA’s oldest student organization. She enjoys debate, performing arts, and working on Many Hats: The Podcast with her friend Bailey Johnson.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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