Sanity, Madness, Transformation: The Psyche in Romanticism
University of Toronto Press, 2005年1月1日 - 278 頁
In Sanity, Madness, Transformation, Ross Woodman offers an extended reflection on the relationship between sanity and madness in Romantic literature. Woodman is one of the field's most distinguished authorities on psychoanalysis and romanticism. Engaging with the works of Northrop Frye, Jacques Derrida, Sigmund Freud, and Carl Jung, he argues that madness is essential to the writings of William Blake, William Wordsworth, and Percy Shelley, and that it has been likewise fundamental to the emergence of the modern subject in psychoanalysis and literary theory. For Frye, madness threatens humanism, whereas for Derrida its relationship is more complex, and more productive. Both approaches are informed by Freudian and Jungian responses to the psyche, which, in turn, are drawn from an earlier Romantic ambivalence about madness.
This work, which began as a collection of Woodman's essays assembled by colleague Joel Faflak, quickly evolved into a new book that approached Romanticism from an original psychoanalytic perspective by returning madness to its proper place in the creative psyche. Sanity, Madness, Transformation is a provocative hybrid of theory, literary criticism, and autobiography and is yet another decisive step in a distinguished academic career.
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References to Keats's poetry are from Poems of John Keats, ed. Jack Stillinger (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap P of Harvard UP, 1978); cited by title, book, ...
KL John Keats. Letters of John Keats. Ed. Robert Gittings. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1977. Cited by page number. M William Blake. Milton.
Keats, in The Fall of Hyperion, dramatically describes it as 'One minute before death' (1.132). For 4 Sanity, Madness, Transformation.
The archetypal world the Romantics rediscovered in what Keats calls 'some untrodden region of my mind' ('Ode to Psyche' 51) is better suited to Jung's ...
I was haunted by the unheard melody of that great poem whose 'no tone' ('Ode on a Grecian Urn' 14), as Keats writes, is forever piped into the invisible ...
讀者評論 - 撰寫評論
Jung and Romanticism The Fate of the Mythopoeic Imagination
Fryes Blake The Site of Opposition
Blakes Fourfold Body
Wordsworths Crazed Bedouin The Prelude and the Fate of Madness
Shelley and the Romantic Labyrinth
The Sanity of Madness Byron and Shelley