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The Resource The theater of trauma : American modernist drama and the psychological struggle for the American mind, 1900-1930, Michael Cotsell

The theater of trauma : American modernist drama and the psychological struggle for the American mind, 1900-1930, Michael Cotsell

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The theater of trauma : American modernist drama and the psychological struggle for the American mind, 1900-1930
Title
The theater of trauma
Title remainder
American modernist drama and the psychological struggle for the American mind, 1900-1930
Statement of responsibility
Michael Cotsell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Theater of Trauma is a groundbreaking rereading of the relations between psychology and drama in the age of Eugene O'Neill, Susan Glaspell, and their many brilliant contemporaries. American modernist Theater of Trauma drew its vision from the psychological investigation of trauma and its consequences - among them hysteria and dissociation - made by French and American psychiatrists such as the great Pierre Janet, Alfred Binet, William James, Morton Prince, and W.E.B. Du Bois; the European and American "dissociationist culture" that developed around their work; and the resulting trauma of World War I. American dramatists' deep resistance to Freud's suppression of trauma challenges the equation of Freud and modernism that has become commonplace in modernist criticism."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cotsell, Michael
Dewey number
812/.5209353
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS351
LC item number
.C635 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American drama
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Drama
  • Psychology in literature
  • Théâtre américain
  • Modernisme (Littérature)
  • Théâtre (Genre littéraire)
  • Psychologie dans la littérature
  • Psychologie <Motiv>
  • USA
Label
The theater of trauma : American modernist drama and the psychological struggle for the American mind, 1900-1930, Michael Cotsell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-349) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dissociationists -- After 1909 -- The theater of therapeutics -- Trauma, dissociation, and modernist dramatic form -- Theodore Dreiser and the comfort of Freud -- Dramatizing incest -- The theatre of war in Greenwich Village -- Susan Glaspell : Dionysian -- "The horror! the horror!" : O'Neill, incest, and black face -- Lynching and miscegenation in African American drama -- The matriarchal offense -- Mimetic and traumatic doubling in O'Neill -- The father machine -- The machine of consciousness -- John Howard Lawson : psychology and revolution -- O'Neill as a Freudian -- Sophie Treadwell and the death of the female hysteric -- The end of modernism
Control code
56517393
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 377 pages
Isbn
9780820474663
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004021355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)56517393
Label
The theater of trauma : American modernist drama and the psychological struggle for the American mind, 1900-1930, Michael Cotsell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-349) 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
The dissociationists -- After 1909 -- The theater of therapeutics -- Trauma, dissociation, and modernist dramatic form -- Theodore Dreiser and the comfort of Freud -- Dramatizing incest -- The theatre of war in Greenwich Village -- Susan Glaspell : Dionysian -- "The horror! the horror!" : O'Neill, incest, and black face -- Lynching and miscegenation in African American drama -- The matriarchal offense -- Mimetic and traumatic doubling in O'Neill -- The father machine -- The machine of consciousness -- John Howard Lawson : psychology and revolution -- O'Neill as a Freudian -- Sophie Treadwell and the death of the female hysteric -- The end of modernism
Control code
56517393
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 377 pages
Isbn
9780820474663
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004021355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)56517393

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