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On Melancholy

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ISBN: 9783161497605 9783161564420 Year: DOI: 10.1628/978-3-16-156442-0 Language: English
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103636
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Rufus of Ephesus' (fl. ca. AD 100) On Melancholy deals with a medical condition oscillating between madness, depression, and bouts of great creativity. This collection of the Greek, Latin, and Arabic fragments makes this text easily available for the first time.

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History --- Medicine --- history --- madness --- melancholy

'The Most Dreadful Visitation': Male Madness in Victorian Fiction

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Book Series: Liverpool English Texts and Studies ISBN: 9780853238393 Year: Pages: 192 Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Psychiatry --- Languages and Literatures
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Victorian literature is rife with scenes of madness, with mental disorder functioning as everything from a simple plot device to a commentary on the foundations of Victorian society. But while madness in Victorian fiction has been much studied, most scholarship has focused on the portrayal of madness in women; male mental disorder in the period has suffered comparative neglect. In ‘The Most Dreadful Visitation’, Valerie Pedlar redresses the balance. This extraordinary study explores a wide range of Victorian writings to consider the relationship between the portrayal of mental illness in literary works and the portrayal of similar disorders in the writings of doctors and psychologists. Pedlar presents in-depth studies of Dickens’s Barnaby Rudge, Tennyson’s Maud, Wilkie Collins’s Basil and Trollope’s He Knew He Was Right, considering each work in the context of Victorian understandings – and fears – of mental degeneracy.

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victoriaans --- male --- madness --- mannen --- victorian --- gekte

Entgrenzungen des Wahnsinns. Psychopathie und Psychopathologisierungen um 1900

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Book Series: Schriften des Historischen Kollegs ISSN: 2190-1392 ISBN: 9783110443493 Year: Volume: 93 Pages: 315,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110443493 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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The rise of psychiatry in the second half of the 19th century was accompanied by a number of dislocations. Modern artistic tendencies, deviant sexual behavior, and other maladaptive social behavior patterns were psycho-pathologized, and the notion of insanity took on new connotations. The book discusses these diverse phenomena in an original and insightful way with reference to institutional, conceptual, and case examples.

Delusions in Context

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ISBN: 9783319972022 9783319972015 Year: Pages: 130 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-97202-2 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 616358
Subject: Neurology --- Psychiatry
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This open access book offers an exploration of delusions—unusual beliefs that can significantly disrupt people’s lives. Experts from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including lived experience, clinical psychiatry, philosophy, clinical psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, discuss how delusions emerge, why it is so difficult to give them up, what their effects are, how they are managed, and what we can do to reduce the stigma associated with them. Taken as a whole, the book proposes that there is continuity between delusions and everyday beliefs. It is essential reading for researchers working on delusions and mental health more generally, and will also appeal to anybody who wants to gain a better understanding of what happens when the way we experience and interpret the world is different from that of the people around us.

Klossowski, l’incommunicable

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Book Series: Histoire des Idées et Critique Littéraire ISBN: 9782600018876 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_579651 Language: French
Publisher: Librairie Droz Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163542
Subject: Psychology --- Linguistics --- Social Sciences --- Arts in general --- Performing Arts
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Can we communicate the incommunicable? Language is general, but the “depths of the soul” are unique, and only the experience lived in silence is authentic. Would it be possible to find a language that would appear to say something but that would communicate nothing but the incommunicable? The present volume analyses how, by developing the simulacrum of a language or “pure media”, Klossowski managed to move beyond the prevarications of Gide, so hesitant to speak or remain silent about his “Uranianism”, and the wrath of Bataille or Sade, equating destruction and purity, to finally arrive at the Nietzschean innocence that creates gods.

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