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Figuring Madness in Nineteenth-Century Fiction By Chris Wiesenthal

Figuring Madness in Nineteenth-Century Fiction
by Chris Wiesenthal

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These are some of the questions addressed by Figuring Madness , a study which employs the insights of current post-structuralist psychoanalysis and semiotic theory to examine the complex interimplication of the subject and object of madness that is always implied by the dynamics of analytic dia-gnosis.
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Figuring Madness in Nineteenth-Century Fiction by Chris Wiesenthal

How are signs and symptoms of psychic alienation variously enfigured in literary texts? And how do readers invariably figure in some form of the 'madness' they attempt to figure out? These are some of the questions addressed by Figuring Madness , a study which employs the insights of current post-structuralist psychoanalysis and semiotic theory to examine the complex interimplication of the subject and object of madness that is always implied by the dynamics of analytic dia-gnosis. In its focus on the implications of writing and reading signs of madness, the study offers new interpretations of both canonical and non-canonical texts by authors spanning the period from Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope to Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Henry James.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Figuring Madness - 'Unheard of Contradictions': The Language of Madness in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper' - 'Running Mad': Loco-Motion and the Madness of Language in Jane Austen's 'Love and Friendship' - The Body Melancholy: Trollope's He Knew He Was Right - The Suffocation of the Mother: Hysteria and Heart and Science - The Silent 'Horrors' of The Turn of the Screw and 'The Yellow Wallpaper' Revisited - Subjects at Sea: The Paranoiac Knowledge of Moby-Dick - Epilogue: Dia-gnosis - Works Cited

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Figuring Madness in Nineteenth-Century Fiction by Chris Wiesenthal
Chris Wiesenthal
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Palgrave Macmillan
1997-08-29
202
0333634667
9780333634660
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