Buchner and Madness: Schizophrenia in Georg Buchner's Lenz and Woyzeck

Buchner and Madness: Schizophrenia in Georg Buchner's Lenz and Woyzeck

by James Crighton

ISBN-10: 0773413529

ISBN-13: 9780773413528

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The

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Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
Bristol German Publications
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65.00(w) x 95.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1.The Medical and Critical Background1
Madness in Dantons Tod and Leonce und Lena
A review of the literature
2.Biographical Factors15
Buchner's experience of illness
Predisposition to schizophrenia
Episodes of illness
Illness in Buchner's family
Illness in Buchner's friends
3.Universities and Medical Teaching34
The teaching of psychiatry
Teaching at Giessen
4.Madness and Medicine42
Madness and society
Writers on madness
Looking after the mad
The causes of madness
The Aufklarung: Stahl and Kant
Romantische Medizin
Psychiker v. Somatiker
Madness and sin
The Somatiker view
Social factors and madness
Nasse and Ideler: psychosocial medicine
Buchner and the psychiatric discourse
5.Madness in Literature: 1774-183670
Die Leiden des jungen Werthers, Lila, Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre
Biographien der Wahnsinnigen
Romanticism and madness
Der blonde Eckbert and Der Runenberg
Nachtwachen. Von Bonaventura
Michael Kohlhaas
Der goldne Topf, Die Elixiere des Teufels, Das ode Haus
Der tolle Invalide auf dem Fort Ratonneau
Maler Nolten
6.Medical Descriptions of Schizophrenia120
Before 1800
J.C. Hoffbauer
J.C. Reil
J.C.A. Heinroth
Friedrich Bird
J.E. Esquirol
Case histories
7.Buchner and J.M.R. Lenz144
Lenz as a subject
Buchner and Lenz
Literary influences
Political factors
8.Hoffmann, Balzac, Buchner157
Hoffmann: Der Kampf der Sanger
Balzac: Louis Lambert
9.Oberlin and Buchner165
10.Psychopathology in Lenz175
Symptomatology in Lenz
11.Madness and Angst in Lenz186
Existential interpretation and its limitations
Perspectives: Oberlin, Buchner, Kraepelin
12.Psychodynamics in Lenz194
A complex ambivalence
Transference and Counter-transference
13.Buchner and the Woyzeck Case204
Buchner's choice of subject
The medico-legal debate
Monomania and forensic psychiatry
The concept of Zurechnungsfahigkeit
Medico-legal practice
A view from Darmstadt
Gall's Hirnorganonlehre and the question of free will
The Woyzeck case
The death sentence
14.The Clarus Gutachten234
Clarus on Zurechnungsfahigkeit
The background
The first Gutachten
The second Gutachten
Freedom of action
Woyzeck's state of mind
Clarus's Woyzeck, Buchner's Franz
15.Madness in Woyzeck255
The first draft
Voices and delusions
Disordered thinking
Franz and Fixer Wahn
The sources of madness
die doppelte Natur
Buchner and Franz
The role of the Doctor
Doctors in literature
The Doctor as scientist

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