The Resource Figuring madness in nineteenth-century fiction, Chris Wiesenthal

Figuring madness in nineteenth-century fiction, Chris Wiesenthal

Label
Figuring madness in nineteenth-century fiction
Title
Figuring madness in nineteenth-century fiction
Statement of responsibility
Chris Wiesenthal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • How are signs and symptoms of psychic alienation - 'the diagnostics of madness' in M.E. Braddon's phrase - variously enfigured in literary texts. How do textual inscriptions of the unconscious, of that realm which is, by definition, the locus of the occluded and unreadable, function as vehicles of meaning and value? And how do readers invariably figure in some form of the 'madness' - the contradictions and illusions of mastery - they attempt to figure out?
  • These are some of the questions addressed by Figuring Madness, a study which employs the insights of current poststructuralist psycho-analysis 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 her focus on the implications of writing and reading signs of madness, Chris Wiesenthal 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Wiesenthal, Chris
Index
index present
LC call number
PR868.M46
LC item number
W54 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Literature and mental illness
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • American fiction
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Psychological fiction, English
  • Mental illness in literature
  • Mentally ill in literature
  • Roman anglais
  • Littérature et maladies mentales
  • Littérature et maladies mentales
  • Roman psychologique anglais
  • Roman psychologique américain
  • Roman américain
  • Psychanalyse et littérature
  • Maladies mentales dans la littérature
  • Malades mentaux dans la littérature
  • Fictie
  • Engels
  • Psychische stoornissen
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • Literature and mental illness
  • Mental illness in literature
  • Mentally ill in literature
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Psychological fiction, English
  • English-speaking countries
Label
Figuring madness in nineteenth-century fiction, Chris Wiesenthal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • The Suffocation of The Mother: Hysteria and Heart and Science
  • Ch. 6.
  • The Silent 'Horrors' of The Turn of The Screw and 'The Yellow Wallpaper' Revisited
  • Ch. 7.
  • Subjects at Sea: The Paranoiac Knowledge of Moby-dick
  • Epilogue: Dia-gnosis
  • Ch. 1.
  • Introduction: Figuring Madness
  • Ch. 2.
  • 'Unheard-of Contradictions': The Language of Madness in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper'
  • Ch. 3.
  • 'Running Mad': Loco-Motion and the Madness of Language in Jane Austen's 'Love and Friendship'
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Body Melancholy; Trollope's He Knew He Was Right
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 202 pages
Isbn
9780312174958
Lccn
97005837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36458051
  • (OCoLC)ocm36458051
Label
Figuring madness in nineteenth-century fiction, Chris Wiesenthal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • The Suffocation of The Mother: Hysteria and Heart and Science
  • Ch. 6.
  • The Silent 'Horrors' of The Turn of The Screw and 'The Yellow Wallpaper' Revisited
  • Ch. 7.
  • Subjects at Sea: The Paranoiac Knowledge of Moby-dick
  • Epilogue: Dia-gnosis
  • Ch. 1.
  • Introduction: Figuring Madness
  • Ch. 2.
  • 'Unheard-of Contradictions': The Language of Madness in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 'The Yellow Wallpaper'
  • Ch. 3.
  • 'Running Mad': Loco-Motion and the Madness of Language in Jane Austen's 'Love and Friendship'
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Body Melancholy; Trollope's He Knew He Was Right
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 202 pages
Isbn
9780312174958
Lccn
97005837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36458051
  • (OCoLC)ocm36458051

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