A "His Story" of Insanity: Madness and Masculinity in Twentieth-Century American Literature
This thesis is an interdisciplinary study of the largely neglected relationship between madness and masculinity based on three American literary works written during different periods of the twentieth century. The study utilizes literary, social, and medical research in... View more
1 David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1996), reprinted with a foreword by Dave Eggers (London: Abacus, 2012), 201. All references in this thesis are made to the reprinted edition.
2 Corinne Saunders and Jane Macnaughton, introduction to Madness and Creativity in Literature and Culture, eds. Corinne Saunders and Jane Macnaughton (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), 5.
4 Robin Downie, “Madness in Literature: Device and Understanding,” in Madness and Creativity in Literature and Culture, eds. C. Saunders and J. Macnaughton (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), 57.
5 Lewis Bradley, “Madness Studies,” Literature and Medicine 28, no. 1 (2009): 159.
8 Showalter, “Hysteria, Feminism, and Gender,” 289.
9 Jane Garde, “Masculinity and Madness,” Counselling and Psychotherapy Research: Linking Research with Practice 3, no. 1 (2003): 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733140312331384578.
10 Walter B. Rideout, Sherwood Anderson: A Writer in America, vol. 1 (Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006).
11 Robert Faggen, introduction to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey (New York: The Viking Press, 1962), reprinted with introduction by Robert Faggen (London: Penguin Classics, 2005), xiii. All references in this thesis are made to the reprinted version.
12 D.T. Max, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace (New York: Viking Adult, 2012).