Renegade judgement : a study of madness in medicine and literature

Lewis, Antonina Yvette. 2003, Renegade judgement : a study of madness in medicine and literature, Ph.D. thesis, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University.

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Title Renegade judgement : a study of madness in medicine and literature
Author Lewis, Antonina Yvette.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Communication and Creative Arts
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2003
Keyword(s) Mentally ill - Treatment - History
Psychiatry - History
Mental illness in literature
Mental illness - Treatment - History
Summary Explores socio-historical understandings and treatments of madness, examining literary works alongside contemporary medical texts. Incorporating notions of scientific objectivity, individual subjectivity and social totality, the thesis shows conceptual overlaps between art and science, identifying continuities and conflicts between fictional, clinical and cultural investigations into madness.
Language eng
Description of original [iv], 390 leaves ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.209
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