Affective Disorder and the Writing Life: The Melancholic Muse

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S. Stone Horton
Springer, Nov 28, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 145 pages
Affective Disorder and the Writing Life interrogates the mythos of the 'mad writer' through lived experience, literary analysis, writerly reflection and contemporary neuroscience. It explores how affective disorders colour, drive and sometimes silence the writing mind – and how affective difference has always informed the literary imagination.
 

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Contents

Foreword
Notes on Contributors
Part I Could It Be Madness This? Affective Difference and the Work of Composition
Affective Disorder and the Literary Imagination
Index
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Lise Bagoley, Duquesne University, USA David Bahr, The City University of New York, USA Nancer Ballard, Brandeis University, USA Jessica De Santa, University of St. Andrews, UK Joann Deiudicibus, The State University of New York, USA Stephanie Stone Horton, Georgia State University, USA Marya Hornbacher, USA Sharon O'Brien, Dickinson College, USA Stephen Newton, William Paterson University, USA Jeannie Parker Beard, Georgia State University, USA