Romantic Psychoanalysis: The Burden of the Mystery

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SUNY Press - 333 páginas
In this provocative work, Joel Faflak argues that Romanticism, particularly British Romantic poetry, invents psychoanalysis in advance of Freud. The Romantic period has long been treated as a time of incipient psychological exploration anticipating more sophisticated discoveries in the science of the mind. Romantic Psychoanalysis challenges this assumption by treating psychoanalysis in the Romantic period as a discovery unto itself, a way of taking Freud back to his future. Reading Romantic literature against eighteenth- and nineteenth-century philosophy, Faflak contends that Romantic poetry and prose including works by Coleridge, De Quincey, Keats, and Wordsworth remind a later psychoanalysis of its fundamental matrix in phantasy and thus of its profoundly literary nature.
 

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INTRODUCTION
1
1 THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THEROMANTIC SUBJECT
31
2 ANALYSIS TERMINABLE IN WORDSWORTH
75
3 ANALYSIS TERMINABLE IN COLERIDGE
115
4 DE QUINCEY TERMINABLE AND INTERMINABLE
151
5 KEATS AND THE BURDEN OF INTERMINABILITY
199
NOTES
233
BIBLIOGRAPHY
291
INDEX
309
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Joel Faflak is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Western Ontario. He is the editor of several books, including Nervous Reactions: Victorian Recollections of Romanticism (coedited with Julia M. Wright), also published by SUNY Press, and Sanity, Madness, Transformation: The Psyche in Romanticism.

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