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"Madness is rampant on this island": Writing Altered States in Anglophone Caribbean Literature
English
Ledent, Bénédicte mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de langues modernes : ling., litt. et trad. > Langue et linguistique anglaises modernes >]
O'Callaghan, Evelyn [University of the West Indies > > > >]
Tunca, Daria mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de langues modernes : ling., litt. et trad. > Langue et linguistique anglaises modernes >]
2018
Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature: On the Edge
Ledent, Bénédicte mailto
O'Callaghan, Evelyn
Tunca, Daria mailto
Palgrave Macmillan
New Caribbean Studies
1-17
Yes
978-3-319-98179-6
978-3-319-98180-2
New York
[en] Caribbean literature ; madness ; altered states
[en] As outlined in this introductory chapter, this collection explores how Caribbean writers, including diasporic ones, accommodate altered states of consciousness, such as madness, and thereby reconfigure a space long constructed as a zone of degeneration and derangement. Taking as its starting point the pervasive representation of various forms of mental illness, breakdown and psychopathology in Caribbean literature, this introduction surveys the sparse extant criticism, and invites us to reassess the slippery meaning of such words as “mad”, “madness,” and semantically associated lexicon. This chapter also outlines how, dialoguing with texts and theories concerning affective and mental states that operate on planes other than the rational and the material, the contributors in three focused sections explore a richly evocative and often contradictory phenomenon, culturally constructed and often eluding precise depictions. The chapter closes by sketching other avenues for future research.
Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Etudes Postcoloniales - CEREP
Researchers ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/223148
10.1007/978-3-319-98180-2_1
http://www.palgrave.com/br/book/9783319981796

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