Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry and Modernist Literature

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  • Kylie┬áValentine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Kylie Valentine
    Pages 1-30
  3. Kylie Valentine
    Pages 31-62
  4. Kylie Valentine
    Pages 63-89
  5. Kylie Valentine
    Pages 91-111
  6. Kylie Valentine
    Pages 113-148
  7. Kylie Valentine
    Pages 149-170
  8. Kylie Valentine
    Pages 171-198
  9. Kylie Valentine
    Pages 199-202
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 203-224

About this book


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 both canonical and non-canonical modernists like Virginia Woolf and Emily Holmes Coleman, this book argues that modernist madness can be understood as experience, clinical discourse and cultural representation.


development English literature Modernism psychiatry psychoanalysis stress Woolf

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