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How does affective madness influence the social understanding of writers and other artists, or shape the creative act itself? In a 15-year longitudinal study at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, a study little known outside of psychiatry, 80 per cent of the writers reported either living with, or having had a lifetime incidence of, an affective disorder (depression or manic depression), as opposed to only 30 per cent of non-writer controls. Affective Disorder and the Writing Life interrogates the age-old mythos of the 'mad writer' through lived experience, literary analysis, writerly reflection, and contemporary neuroscience. These essays explore 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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Stephanie Stone Horton is a PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition at Georgia State University, USA. She is a Phi Beta Kappa journalism graduate of the University of Oklahoma, with an M.A. in English from the University of North Texas. She lives and writes with bipolar disorder.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Notes on the Contributors
PART I: "COULD IT BE MADNESS, THIS?" AFFECTIVE DIFFERENCE AND THE WORK OF COMPOSITION
1. 'What Ceremony of Words Can Patch the Havoc?': Writing, Madness, and Neurodiversity; Stephanie Stone Horton
2. Muse Afire: Negotiating the Line Between Creative Pursuit and Mental Illness; Nancer Ballard
3. After the Fire Goes Out: Writing Before and After Treatment for Affective Disorder; Lise Bagoley
4. Gaps on the Vita; Sharon O'Brien
5. Lunatic; Jeannie Parker Beard
PART II: "THEIR LIVES A STORM WHEREON THEY RIDE": AFFECTIVE (DIS)ORDER AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION
6. Axing the Frozen Sea: Female Inscriptions of Madness; Joann K. Deiudicibus
7. The Things We Carry: Embodied Truth and Tim O' Brien's Poetics of Despair; David Bahr
8. 'The Incessant Rise and Fall and Fall and Rise': Virginia Woolf's Treading the Waves; Jessica De Santa
9. The Fire, The Dark, and the Beautiful Distance; Stephen Newton

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ISBN:
9781137381651
Author:
Horton, Stephanie Stone (edt)
Publisher:
Palgrave Pivot
Author:
Stephanie Stone Horton
Author:
Stone Horton, Stephanie
Author:
Horton, Stephanie
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Books & Reading
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
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Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.43 in 1 lb

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