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Black Bile and Melancholia: Avicenna

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Avicenna's discussion of melancholy. Avicenna is the Latinized form of the Arabic Ibn Sina, an abbreviation of Abu Ali al Husain ibn Abd, Allah ib Sina. Avicenna lived between ... More


The Melancholy Character: Butler

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Samuel Butler's discussion of melancholy. The work Characters, from which the following sketch of the melancholy man is taken, was written between 1667 and 1669. Butler's volume ... More


Green Sickness and Wertherism: Smiles

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Samuel Smiles, born in 1812, was an influential figure in the 19th-century “self-help” movement. His book, Self-help: With Illustrations of Character, Conduct and Perseverance (1859) grew out of a ... More


Fear of the Past: Post-Soviet Culture and the Soviet Terror

Alexander Etkind

in Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153599
eISBN:
9781400845248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153599.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the representation of Soviet terror in post-Soviet culture. It proposes a new concept, that of memory-dread, to analyze how Russians perceive the Soviet terror. It interprets ... More


Modernism and Melancholia: Writing as Countermourning

Sanja Bahun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199977956
eISBN:
9780199333349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977956.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, World Literature

Modernism and melancholia share intellectual fate: being at once categories, conditions, discourses, modes of expression, and social projects, they feed on their own ambiguity. But modernism and ... More


Critical Theory and Feeling: The Affective Politics of the Early Frankfurt School

Simon Mussell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526105707
eISBN:
9781526132253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105707.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book provides a new perspective on the early work of the Frankfurt School, by focusing on the vital role that affect and feeling play in the development of critical theory. Building on ... More


Not Half No End: Militantly Melancholic Essays in Memory of Jacques Derrida

Geoffrey Bennington

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639854
eISBN:
9780748652105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639854.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book gathers work written by Geoffrey Bennington since the death of his friend Jacques Derrida in 2004. All, with significant variations of depth, manner and tone dictated by the different ... More


Voices from the Crypt

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 7 explores how formal fragmentation in Perséphone reveals its authors’ melancholic attitudes. The interpretive method here is based on Freud’s Trauer und Melancholie, Derrida’s spectrality, ... More


Affectivity: Depression and Mania

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines three different approaches—the moral, medical, and social/political—as they apply to the study of affective disorders (mood disorders). It focuses on clinical depression because ... More


‘Th’ Unconquerable Will, and Study of Revenge': Juno in Thebes

Micaela Janan

in Reflections in a Serpent's Eye: Thebes in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556922
eISBN:
9780191721021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556922.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Juno's harassment of Jupiter's sexual objects in Met. 1–4. This steadily escalating series of reprisals against the goddess' rivals culminates at Thebes when Juno tricks ... More


‘Memorie triste’, ‘passi perduti’: The Melancholy Journey and the Return to Dante 1

Francesca Southerden

in Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698455
eISBN:
9780191738258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698455.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter deals with the condition of melancholia that stems from the poetic subject’s over-attachment to the past, which Sereni foregrounds in his dialogue with Dante’s Inferno and Purgatorio. As ... More


Melancholic Men

Janice Carlisle

in Common Scents: Comparative Encounters in High-Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165098
eISBN:
9780199787685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165098.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter treats the principal male characters of Oliphant's Salem Chapel, Dickens' Great Expectations, and Meredith's Evan Harrington, each of whom is inodorate, a characterization that points to ... More


Women of Substance

Janice Carlisle

in Common Scents: Comparative Encounters in High-Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165098
eISBN:
9780199787685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165098.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter takes up Meredith's Evan Harrington and Oliphant's Salem Chapel, but deals in this case with their principal female characters, as it also considers the heroines of Yonge's The Clever ... More


Treating the Melancholic of Our Mutual Friend

Janice Carlisle

in Common Scents: Comparative Encounters in High-Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165098
eISBN:
9780199787685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165098.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In John Harmon, one of the heroes of Our Mutual Friend, Dickens creates the supreme melancholic of the 1860s. A woman's readiness to assuage Harmon's suffering is ultimately less efficacious than the ... More


Epilogue: Mixed Races, Mixed Children, Mixed Outcomes

Caroline Rody

in The Interethnic Imaginiation: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377361
eISBN:
9780199869558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377361.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This epilogue examines the history of mixed‐race characters in Asian American fiction, so as to consider the meaning of the generation of mixed‐race fictional children born to the protagonists of the ... More


Introduction: From Melancholic States to Clinical Depression

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is divided into four parts. The first part concerns themes that recur in the readings to follow: (1) the variety of forms melancholia takes and the diverse connotations of the terms ... More


Diseases of the Black Bile: Galen

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Galen's discussion of melancholy. Court physician to the emperor Marcus Aurelius, Galen of Pergamum (or Pergamos) stands as one of the two most influential Greek physicians of ... More


Accidie: Cassian

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Cassian's discussion of melancholy. Cassian was raised in a Christian monastery in Bethlehem during the second half of the 4th century, and although not much is known about his ... More


Melancholia, Witches, and Deceiving Demons: Weyer

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Johan Weyer's discussion of melancholy. Johan Weyer was a physician practicing in the Low Countries (on the border of present-day Belgium and Holland) in the 16th century. His ... More


Melancholy Nuns: Teresa of Avila

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Teresa of Avila's discussion of melancholy. A Carmelite nun who lived in Spain between 1515 and 1582, Saint Teresa (or Theresa) of Avila was one of the most remarkable women of ... More


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