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.
Even if words are devoid of 'their peculiar order,' as in some cases of madness (the figure of Tasso in Shelley's Julian and Maddalo, for example), ...
'and like my words,' says Panthea, 'they were no more' (4.310–17). Thus Spake Zarathustra remains for Jung the enactment of a body that could not absorb the ...
... the Word that ultimately governs Frye's logocentric reading of Blake. Frye's logocentric reading, I will suggest, largely ignores the history that Blake ...
In his dream of the crazed Bedouin, what lies 'far hidden from the reach of words' is, on the one hand, 'the waters of the deep / Gathering upon us' ...
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