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Never Done, Never to Return: Hysteria and After

RACHEL BOWLBY

in Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199566228
eISBN:
9780191710407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566228.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the ignoring of hysteria in psychoanalytic writing after the early Studies in Hysteria (1895), co-written with Josef Breuer, and the recent centennial revival of interest in ... More


Hysterical Citizenship in Grand's: The Heavenly Twins

Zarena Aslami

in The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241996
eISBN:
9780823242030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241996.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Sarah Grand's landmark New Woman novel The Heavenly Twins attacked the social and political structures that endangered middle-class women's physical health toward the end of the nineteenth century. ... More


Introduction

Kendra Marston

in Postfeminist Whiteness: Problematising Melancholic Burden in Contemporary Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430296
eISBN:
9781474453608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430296.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introductory section opens with a discussion of Lars von Trier’s 2011 film Melancholia, examining this text’s significance as part of a broader cultural moment in which the depressive episodes of ... More


Psychiatry, Progress, and Metaphysics

Peter Zachar

in A Metaphysics of Psychopathology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027045
eISBN:
9780262322270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027045.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter explores the claim that psychiatry has failed to make progress and gotten on the wrong track by expanding the diagnostic system to include conditions that are not really disorders. In ... More


‘Remedies for Life’: Curing Hysterica Passio in Shakespeare’s Othello, Macbeth and The Winter’s Tale

Sélima Lejri

in Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427814
eISBN:
9781474438735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427814.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Sélima Lejri is similarly interested in the coexistence of long-established folklore beliefs in demonism and witchcraft and the emerging scientific etiologies propounded by the physicians of the ... More


‘Jigging Away into Nothingness’: Knowledge, Language and Feminine Jouissance in ‘Bliss’ and ‘Psychology’

Allan Pero

in Katherine Mansfield and Psychology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474417532
eISBN:
9781474426916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417532.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Mansfield’s work explores our uneasy relationship to knowledge and language, disabusing us of the notion of their transparency. Knowledge operates differently for ego and subject, just as language ... More


The Inner Drama of the Body: Wagner’s Neural Aesthetics

Matthew Wilson Smith

in The Nervous Stage: Nineteenth-century Neuroscience and the Birth of Modern Theatre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190644086
eISBN:
9780190644116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644086.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

Wagnerites and anti-Wagnerites frequently agreed at least in this: that the novelty of Wagner’s art was that it was directed first and foremost at the nerves. And it was not simply audience members ... More


Gestures between Symptom and Symbol in Aby Warburg and Sigmund Freud

Lucia Ruprecht

in Gestural Imaginaries: Dance and Cultural Theory in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190659370
eISBN:
9780190659417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659370.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter addresses the symptomatic and pathological charge of gesturality in the works of Aby Warburg and Sigmund Freud, but it also engages with aspects of Freud’s and Warburg’s writings that ... More


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