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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The more uncertain I have felt about myself, the more there has grown up in me a feeling of kinship with all things. In fact it seems to me as if that ...
... things) to fix my computer; David Wagenknecht, who not only published my essays but inwardly kept track of where they were headed; Hugh McCallum, ...
As an experience, madness is terrific I can assure you, and not to be sniffed at; and in its lava I still find most of the things I write about.
The first thing to recognize about the unconscious is that it is unconscious. ... of the spirit which they inhabit into the universe of things' (DP 505).
... the spirit of harmonious sound when he insists that we receive from it only what we give and that in this receiving and giving do all things live.
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