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Madness, Art, and Society : Beyond Illness.

By: Harpin, Anna.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (241 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781351371049.Subject(s): Mental illness in literature | Mental illness in motion pictures | Psychiatry in literature | Psychiatry in motion pictures | Mental illness-Social aspects | Psychiatry-Social aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Madness, Art, and Society : Beyond IllnessDDC classification: 809.933561 LOC classification: PN56.M45 .H377 2018Online resources: Click here to view book
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part 1: Structures: Psychiatrists, Institutions, Treatments -- Chapter 1: 'I am no more mad than you are -- make the trial of it in any constant question': R. D. Laing and the Figure of the Psychiatrist -- Knots -- Reasonable madness -- Will the real R. D. Laing please stand up? -- 'You're my daughter and I know exactly what you want'28 -- See me -- Doctor, doctor -- 'Home is where I want to be, pick me up and turn me round'49 -- Mary, Mary, quite contrary -- 'And till my ghastly tale is told / This heart within me burns'71 -- 'there is something the matter with him'97 -- 'Just nod if you can hear me'101 -- The listening project -- Notes -- Chapter 2: 'I guess that this must be the place': Sites of Madness -- The less we say about it the better -- Containing history -- Being direct -- May not be suitable for all viewers -- Time wasters -- What are you looking at? -- Someone like you -- Stage left -- Economy of language -- Seeing blue -- Learning lines -- I will if you will -- Spring watch -- Truly, madly, deeply -- Disco fever -- In the beginning was the end -- Me sat in front of you122 -- Adjusting the lens -- Notes -- Chapter 3: 'It was a brilliant cure but we lost the patient': Treating Madness -- Dredging history -- Hide and seek -- A cuckoo in the nest -- First tragedy, then farce -- Don't look now -- You're being hysterical -- Freudian skits -- Faking it -- Is that normal? -- 'Now the drugs don't work'93 -- That's not political, this is political -- Reversing roles -- Notes -- Part 2: Experiences: Realities, Bodies, Moods -- Chapter 4: Imagining reality: Figuring Perceptual Experiences on Stage and Screen -- Tuning in -- Dirty Realism -- Did I imagine that?.
Can you see where I am coming from? -- Are you laughing at me? -- The truth is in here -- Upside down you're turning me -- Extraordinarily normal -- What is Donnie? -- Bits and pieces -- Do the right thing -- Who do you think you're talking to? -- Bugged out -- Can you believe it? -- It's your look out -- 'the centre cannot hold'118 -- Notes -- Chapter 5: 'I watch myself disappear in their eyes, in their tesses, I talk loud but still I don't exist': Women's Bodies and Psychopathology -- Threads -- Grounded -- 'Bollocks'36 -- Restricted view -- 'Mums don't eat'50 -- Black lenses, white dreams -- White lines -- 'I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.'87 -- 'I want to live vividly and make huge, spectacular, heroic mistakes'96 -- The art of existence -- 'I don't ever want to drink again, I just, oh, I just need a friend'120 -- Sight lines -- Notes -- Chapter 6: Something and nothing: Moods of Madness -- Atmospheres of living -- The mood of nations -- Origin of the species -- Moods of death -- Clock watching -- 'Then glut thy sorrow on a morning rose'40 -- 'I found out the hard way one can't possess another'43 -- Time's up -- Losing your ... -- Getting inked -- I recognise your pain -- The company you keep -- ... Presumed lost -- 'Like gold to airy thinness beat'98 -- What are you looking for? -- Common people -- 'Birds flying high, you know how I feel'118 -- Notes -- Appendix -- Selection of further primary works -- Theatre and performance -- Film -- Fiction and graphic fiction -- Index.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part 1: Structures: Psychiatrists, Institutions, Treatments -- Chapter 1: 'I am no more mad than you are -- make the trial of it in any constant question': R. D. Laing and the Figure of the Psychiatrist -- Knots -- Reasonable madness -- Will the real R. D. Laing please stand up? -- 'You're my daughter and I know exactly what you want'28 -- See me -- Doctor, doctor -- 'Home is where I want to be, pick me up and turn me round'49 -- Mary, Mary, quite contrary -- 'And till my ghastly tale is told / This heart within me burns'71 -- 'there is something the matter with him'97 -- 'Just nod if you can hear me'101 -- The listening project -- Notes -- Chapter 2: 'I guess that this must be the place': Sites of Madness -- The less we say about it the better -- Containing history -- Being direct -- May not be suitable for all viewers -- Time wasters -- What are you looking at? -- Someone like you -- Stage left -- Economy of language -- Seeing blue -- Learning lines -- I will if you will -- Spring watch -- Truly, madly, deeply -- Disco fever -- In the beginning was the end -- Me sat in front of you122 -- Adjusting the lens -- Notes -- Chapter 3: 'It was a brilliant cure but we lost the patient': Treating Madness -- Dredging history -- Hide and seek -- A cuckoo in the nest -- First tragedy, then farce -- Don't look now -- You're being hysterical -- Freudian skits -- Faking it -- Is that normal? -- 'Now the drugs don't work'93 -- That's not political, this is political -- Reversing roles -- Notes -- Part 2: Experiences: Realities, Bodies, Moods -- Chapter 4: Imagining reality: Figuring Perceptual Experiences on Stage and Screen -- Tuning in -- Dirty Realism -- Did I imagine that?.

Can you see where I am coming from? -- Are you laughing at me? -- The truth is in here -- Upside down you're turning me -- Extraordinarily normal -- What is Donnie? -- Bits and pieces -- Do the right thing -- Who do you think you're talking to? -- Bugged out -- Can you believe it? -- It's your look out -- 'the centre cannot hold'118 -- Notes -- Chapter 5: 'I watch myself disappear in their eyes, in their tesses, I talk loud but still I don't exist': Women's Bodies and Psychopathology -- Threads -- Grounded -- 'Bollocks'36 -- Restricted view -- 'Mums don't eat'50 -- Black lenses, white dreams -- White lines -- 'I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.'87 -- 'I want to live vividly and make huge, spectacular, heroic mistakes'96 -- The art of existence -- 'I don't ever want to drink again, I just, oh, I just need a friend'120 -- Sight lines -- Notes -- Chapter 6: Something and nothing: Moods of Madness -- Atmospheres of living -- The mood of nations -- Origin of the species -- Moods of death -- Clock watching -- 'Then glut thy sorrow on a morning rose'40 -- 'I found out the hard way one can't possess another'43 -- Time's up -- Losing your ... -- Getting inked -- I recognise your pain -- The company you keep -- ... Presumed lost -- 'Like gold to airy thinness beat'98 -- What are you looking for? -- Common people -- 'Birds flying high, you know how I feel'118 -- Notes -- Appendix -- Selection of further primary works -- Theatre and performance -- Film -- Fiction and graphic fiction -- Index.

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<p>Anna Harpin is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance at the University of Warwick, and Co-Artistic Director of the theatre company Idiot Child, with whom she works as a writer and director.</p>

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