A Poetics of Neurosis

Narratives of Normalcy and Disorder in Cultural and Literary Texts

While psychiatry and the neurosciences have dismissed the concept of neurosis as too vague for medical purposes, in recent years literary studies have adopted the term by virtue of its abstractness. This volume investigates the verbalization of neurosis in literary and cultural texts. As opposed to the medical diagnostics of neurosis in the individual, the contributions focus on the poetics of neurosis. They indicate how neuroses are still routinely romanticized or vilified, bent to suit aesthetic and narrative choices, and transfigured to illustrate unresolved cultural tensions.

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27 November 2018, 206 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4132-5

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Elena Furlanetto

Elena Furlanetto, University of Duisburg-Essen, Deutschland

Dietmar Meinel

Dietmar Meinel, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

»[The book] fulfills its goal, and with gusto – it disposes of diagnostic exactness to embrace terminological vagueness yet successfully diagnoses many fundamenta ailments and discomforts of our present-day culture.«
Marija Spirkovska, KULT_online, 60 (2019)
Author(s)
Elena Furlanetto / Dietmar Meinel (eds.)
Book title
A Poetics of Neurosis Narratives of Normalcy and Disorder in Cultural and Literary Texts
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
206
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4132-5
DOI
10.14361/9783839441329
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFC DSB
BISAC-Code
SOC022000 LIT004120 LIT004020
THEMA-Code
JBCC DSB
Release date
27 November 2018
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur
Readership
Literary Studies, Postcolonial Studies, American Studies, Cultural Studies, Anglophone Studies
Keywords/Tags
Neurosis, Literature, Film, Culture, Anglophone World, Cultural Studies, British Studies, American Studies, Postcolonialism

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