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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
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1963-
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Wiesenthal, Chris
Dewey number
823/.809353
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
  • Literature and mental illness
  • Literature and mental illness
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
Label
Figuring madness in nineteenth-century fiction, Chris Wiesenthal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 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
Control code
36458051
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 202 pages
Isbn
9780312174958
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
97005837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Figuring madness in nineteenth-century fiction, Chris Wiesenthal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 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
Control code
36458051
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 202 pages
Isbn
9780312174958
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
97005837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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