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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Most immediately, I acknowledge the Romantic poets, who seem closer to me than my own life vein, and upon whose boldly encountered madness our sanity ...
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, ...
Complete Poems and Major Prose. Ed. Merritt Y. Hughes. New York: Macmillan, 1957. Cited by book and line number. PU Percy Bysshe Shelley.
'Hence,' writes Shelley, 'the language of poets has ever affected a certain uniform and harmonious recurrence of sound, without which it were not poetry, ...
The function of a poem, he insists, is to construct a body that can contain the psychic energy ...
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