Warped Minds
Title
Warped Minds
Subtitle
Cinema and Psychopathology
Price
€ 115,00
ISBN
9789089646323
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
288
Language
English
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Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Category
Film Studies
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Introduction Chapter 1 The Story of Attention: Toward a Dynamic Model of the Self Chapter 2 Photography and the Construction of Psychopathology at the Fin de Siècle Chapter 3 Cinema and Psychoanalysis Chapter 4 Multiple Personality and the Hollywood 'Multiple' Film Chapter 5 Paranoia and the Geopolitical Conspiracy Thriller Index
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Temenuga Trifonova

Warped Minds

Cinema and Psychopathology

Warped Minds explores the transformation of psychopathologies into cultural phenomena in the wake of the transition from an epistemological to an ontological approach to psychopathology. Trifonova considers several major points in this intellectual history: the development of a dynamic model of the self at the fin de siècle, the role of photography and film in the construction of psychopathology, the influence of psychoanalysis on the transition from static, universalizing psychiatric paradigms to dynamic styles of psychiatry foregrounding the socially constructed nature of madness, and the decline of psychoanalysis and the aestheticization of madness into a trope describing the conditions of knowledge in postmodernity as evidenced by the transformation of multiple personality and paranoia into cultural and aesthetic phenomena.
Author

Temenuga Trifonova

Temenuga Trifonova is Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at York University in Toronto. She is the author of the monographs The Figure of the Migrant in Contemporary European Cinema (Bloomsbury, 2020), Warped Minds: Cinema and Psychopathology (Amsterdam UP, 2014) and The Image in French Philosophy (Rodopi, 2007), and editor/contributor of the volumes Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime (Routledge, 2017) and European Film Theory (Routledge, 2008).