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Modernist literature develops out of the intrinsic tension in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century discourse between scientific empiricism and hermeneutics, the close analysis of sign, language and meaning. Neurology and psychoanalysis, two major scientific attempts to understand the mind and behaviour, had a profound impact on the work of writers, thinkers, artists, and film-makers in the Modernist period. Developing the idea that Sigmund Freud can productively be read as a Modernist writer and thinker, the chapter examines his Modernist tendencies from the perspective of the tensions that emerge out of the origins of his clinical work in nineteenth-century neurological science, and the hermeneutic method that forms the foundation of psychoanalysis. It proposes that this tension or contradiction is also endemic to literature, and that it appears in a dazzlingly heightened, intensified form in literary Modernism.
|Title of host publication||Bloomsbury Companion to Modernist Literature|
|Editors||Ulrika Maude, Mark Nixon|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||18|
|ISBN (Print)||978-1780936413, 1780936419|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Oct 2018|
- Centre for Humanities Health and Science
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