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Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry and Modernist Literature
     

Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry and Modernist Literature

by Kylie Valentine
 

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Two developments during the modernist period—the consolidation of psychiatry as a medical speciality and the emergence of psychoanalysis—affected the representation of madness in literature. They also influenced the ways psychic distress was experienced, narrated, and understood. Literature and criticism in turn affected the formation of the modern

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Two developments during the modernist period—the consolidation of psychiatry as a medical speciality and the emergence of psychoanalysis—affected the representation of madness in literature. They also influenced the ways psychic distress was experienced, narrated, and understood. Literature and criticism in turn affected the formation of the modern psychological self. Presenting detailed readings of modernists like Virginia Woolf and Emily Holmes Coleman, this book argues that modernist madness can be understood as experience, clinical discourse, and cultural representation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230210516
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/22/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
261 KB

Meet the Author

Kylie Valentine completed a Ph.D. in Gender Studies at the University of Sydney.

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