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 87 筆
Lao-tzu is the example of a man with superior insight who has seen and experienced worth and worth- lessness, and who at the end of his life desires to ...
The second part focuses primarily upon Shelley viewed within a critical frame largely provided by my agonistic readings of Paul de Man and Jacques Derrida.
... and in Paul de Man's 'Shelley Disfigured,' as essential supplements to Jung's approach to madness in his psychology, an approach that attends to the ...
When, therefore, Paul de Man reduces Shelley's final fragment to 'the madness of words' ('Shelley' 68), he disallows the sanity that Shelley, like all poets ...
... we must mistake ourselves; the axiom, “Each man is farthest from himself,” will hold for us to all eternity. Of ourselves we are not “knowers”' (149).
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