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.
第 1 到 5 筆結果，共 93 筆
... yea many gods' whose voices had 'power / To exhilarate the spirit, and to soothe / Through every clime, the heart of human kind' (5.102–8).
... (Wordsworth's 'one society'), Derrida explains, is 'mad, and acknowledges madness as its liberty and its very possibility. That is why it is not human ...
The 'most' of man, like 'most' of human history, is psychotic. Indeed, Frye concludes, 'the record of humanity from the beginning is so psychotic that is it ...
Psychologically understood as praxis, the human involves the feminine, phe- nomenological process of ceaseless becoming in which the madness of spirit, ...
... calls 'Frail spells' ) by which and in which the human soul, suspended between matter and spirit, fearfully confronts its threatened extinction.
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