Depression and Narrative
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Depression and Narrative examines stories of depression in the context of recent scholarship on illness and narrative, which up to this point has largely focused on physical illness and disability. Contributors from a number of disciplinary perspectives address these narrative accounts of depression, by both sufferers and those who treat them, as they appear in memoirs, diaries, novels, poems, oral interviews, fact sheets, blogs, films, and television shows. Together, they explore the stories we tell about depression: its contested causes; its gendering; the transformations in identity that it entails; and the problems it presents for communication, associated as it is with stigma and shame.

Unlike certain physical illnesses, such as cancer, depression is stigmatized—sometimes as a nonproblem (the sufferer should "snap out of it") and sometimes as the slippery slope to madness. Thus, depression narratives have their work cut out for them. This book highlights the work these stories do, including bringing meaning to sufferers, explaining depression, justifying therapies and treatments, and reducing the burden of shame—accounting for a suffering that is, in the end, unaccountable.
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Acknowledgments

Introduction: Depression and Narrative
Hilary Clark

I. Negotiating Illness Identity and Stigma

1. My Symptoms, Myself: Reading Mental Illness Memoirs for Identity Assumptions
Jennifer Radden

2. The Language of Madness: Representing Bipolar Disorder in Kay Redfield Jamison’s An Unquiet Mind and Kate Millett’s The Loony-Bin Trip
Debra Beilke

3. Winter Tales: Comedy and Romance Story-Types in Narratives of Depression
Brenda Dyer

4. “Repenting Prodigal”: Confession, Conversion, and Shame in William Cowper’s Adelphi
Hilary Clark

5. Leonid Andreev’s Construction of Melancholy
Frederick H. White

II. Gender and Depression

6. Storying Sadness: Representations of Depression in the Writings of Sylvia Plath, Louise Glück, and Tracy Thompson
Suzanne England, Carol Ganzer, and Carol Tosone

7. “Addiction got me what I needed”: Depression and Drug Addiction in Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Memoirs
Joanne Muzak

8. Narrating the Emotional Woman: Uptake and Gender in Discourses on Depression
Kimberly Emmons

9. Fact Sheets as Gendered Narratives of Depression
Linda M. McMullen

III. Depression across the Media

10. A Dark Web:Depression, Writing, and the Internet
Kiki Benzon

11. A Meditation on Depression, Time, and Narrative Peregrination in the Film The Hours
Diane R. Wiener

12. Therapy Culture and TV: The Sopranos as a Depression Narrative
Deborah Staines

IV. Literary Therapies

13. For the Relief of Melancholy: The Early Chinese Novel as Antidepressant
Andrew Schonebaum

14. Manic-Depressive Narration and the Hermeneutics of Countertransference: Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Mark A. Clark

V. Depression and the Limits of Narrative

15. Writing Self/Delusion:Subjectivity and Scriptotherapy in Emily Holmes Coleman’s The Shutter of Snow
Sophie Blanch

16. Depressing Books: W. G. Sebald and the Narratives of History
Eluned Summers-Bremner

List of Contributors
Index

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Date de parution 09 octobre 2008
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Depression and Narrative
Telling the Dark
Edited by Hilary Clark
Published by State University of New York Press, Albany
© 2008 State University of New York
All rights reserved
Printed in the United States of America
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For information, contact State University of New York Press, Albany, NY www.sunypress.edu
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Library of Congress CataloginginPublication Data
Depression and narrative : telling the dark / [edited by] Hilary Clark. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 978-0-7914-7569-0 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Melancholy in literature. 2. Depression, Mental, in literature. 3. Mental illness in literature I. Clark, Hilary Anne, 1955–
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List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Contents
Introduction: Depression and Narrative Hilary Clark
I. Negotiating Illness Identity and Stigma
Chapter 1Reading Mental IllnessMy Symptoms, Myself: Memoirs for Identity Assumptions Jennifer Radden
Chapter 2The Language of Madness: Representing Bipolar Disorder in Kay Redfield Jamison’sAn Unquiet Mindand Kate Millett’sThe Loony-Bin Trip Debra Beilke
Chapter 3Comedy and Romance Story-TypesWinter Tales: in Narratives of Depression Brenda Dyer
Chapter 4Confession, Conversion,“Repenting Prodigal”: and Shame in William Cowper’sAdelphi Hilary Clark
Chapter 5Leonid Andreev’s Construction of Melancholy Frederick H. White
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II. Gender and Depression
Chapter 6Storying Sadness: Representations of Depression in the Writings of Sylvia Plath, Louise Glück, and Tracy Thompson 83 Suzanne England, Carol Ganzer, and Carol Tosone
Chapter 7Depression and“Addiction got me what I needed”: Drug Addiction in Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Memoirs Joanne Muzak
Chapter 8Uptake andNarrating the Emotional Woman: Gender in Discourses on Depression Kimberly Emmons
Chapter 9Fact Sheets as Gendered Narratives of Depression Linda M. McMullen
III. Depression across the Media
Chapter 10A Dark Web: Kiki Benzon
Depression, Writing, and the Internet
Chapter 11A Meditation on Depression, Time, and Narrative Peregrination in the FilmThe Hours Diane R. Wiener
Chapter 12Therapy Culture and TV: Depression Narrative Deborah Staines
The Sopranosas a
IV. Literary Therapies
Chapter 13For the Relief of Melancholy: Novel as Antidepressant Andrew Schonebaum
The Early Chinese
Chapter 14Manic-Depressive Narration and the Hermeneutics of Countertransference: Coleridge’sThe Rime of the Ancient Mariner Mark A. Clark
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V. Depression and the Limits of Narrative
Chapter 15Writing Self/Delusion: Subjectivity and Scriptotherapy in Emily Holmes Coleman’s The Shutter of Snow Sophie Blanch
Chapter 16Depressing Books: Narratives of History Eluned Summers-Bremner
List of Contributors
Index
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