Thomas De Quincey and the Cognitive Unconscious

  • Markus Iseli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Markus Iseli
      Pages 1-20
  3. Language

  4. Body and Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Markus Iseli
      Pages 139-160
    3. Markus Iseli
      Pages 200-205
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 206-248

About this book


This book examines Thomas De Quincey's notion of the unconscious in the light of modern cognitive science and nineteenth-century science. It challenges Freudian theories as the default methodology in order to understand De Quincey's oeuvre and the unconscious in literature more generally.


Thomas De Quincey Romanticism nineteenth-century literature psychology in literature subconscious unconscious cognitive unconscious cognitive psychology physiology mind and brain dreams opium English literature literary criticism

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  • Markus Iseli
    • 1
  1. 1.Switzerland

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