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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Deconstruction is found in Frye's 'metaphysics of presence' (his Christian notion of the Logos or Word), the pseudo-object of its linguistic disavowal.
Thus, Plato's notion of 'divine madness' in Ion (translated by Shelley) as the spell of harmonious sound constituted for Shelley a primal sanity upon which ...
... 'psychic life is for the greater part an unconscious life that surrounds consciousness on all sides – a notion that is sufficiently obvious when one ...
At the same time, however, because this 'other Being' had what Wordsworth calls 'such self-presence in [his] mind' (30), his notion of 'two consciousnesses' ...
From Jung's point of view, Frye's notion of the archetype as 'the communicable symbol' ignores the historical fact that the symbol is no longer communicable ...
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