Revels in madness : insanity in medicine and literature /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Thiher, Allen, 1941-
Format: Book
Published: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [1999]
Table of Contents:
  • Madness from Hippocrates to Hølderlin
  • Discourses on madness in the Greco-Roman world
  • Continuities and ruptures in Medieval folly
  • Madness and early modernity in Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Descartes
  • The iatro-mechanical era and the madness of machines
  • Neoclassicism, the rise of singularity, and moral treatment
  • Part the modernity of madness
  • The German romantics and the invention of psychiatry
  • Pathological anatomy and the poetics of madness
  • Modern determinations of insanity: psychiatry and psychoanalysis
  • Modernist poetic discourse in madness
  • The contemporary scene's affirmation of and rebellion against logos
  • Postscript: madness between history and neurology
  • Notes
  • Index.