Figuring madness in nineteenth-century fiction


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How are signs and symptoms of psychic alienation variously enfigured in literary texts? And how do readers invariably figure in some form of the 'madness' they attempt to figure out? These are some of the questions addressed by Figuring Madness, a study which employs the insights of current post-structuralist psychoanalysis and semiotic theory to examine the complex interimplication of the subject and object of madness that is always implied by the dynamics of analytic dia-gnosis. In its focus on the implications of writing ...

Figuring Madness in Nineteenth-Century Fiction 1997, Palgrave MacMillan, London

ISBN-13: 9780333634660

1997 edition