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Author Valentine, Kylie, 1970-

Title Psychoanalysis, psychiatry and modernist literature / Kylie Valentine
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003


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Description viii, 224 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Modernism -- 2. Psychiatry -- 3. Madness -- 4. Virginia Woolf -- 5. Hayford Hall -- 6. Beyond the Glass and The Shutter of Snow
Summary "Psychic distress has fascinated artists for centuries, but during the modernist era two developments began to change the ways madness was represented as 'otherness' or liberation. The professions of the mental sciences consolidated and began to take the shape of contemporary biomedical psychiatry, and psychoanalysis emerged as a controversial, powerful therapeutic system and narrative of the self. Modernist literature was influenced by these new scientific languages, and was itself important in the formation of the modern, psychological subject."
"These discourses raise compelling questions about the experience of distress, and the ways distress is formed and transformed by language. Presenting detailed readings of canonical modernists, including Virginia Woolf, and lesser-known authors such as Emily Holmes Coleman, as well as analysis of psychiatric and psychoanalytic institutions, this book argues that modernist madness emerges from science and art, and can be heard in the voices of the distressed as well as those treating them."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Revision of the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Sydney
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-221) and index
Notes English
Subject Psychoanalysis and literature -- Great Britain.
Psychology in literature.
Mental illness in literautre
Psychoanalysis and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Literature -- Psychological aspects.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Literature -- Psychology.
Psychiatry in literature.
Medicine in Literature.
Psychiatry -- history.
Psychoanalysis -- history.
Literature, Modern -- history.
United Kingdom.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
LC no. 2002035535
ISBN 1403900612