Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine

Thomas De Quincey and the Cognitive Unconscious

Authors: Iseli, Markus

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This book examines Thomas De Quincey's notion of the unconscious in the light of modern cognitive science and nineteenth-century science. It challenges Freudian theories as the default methodology in order to understand De Quincey's oeuvre and the unconscious in literature more generally.

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Markus Iseli holds a PhD from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He published articles in journals such as the European Romantic Review and Romanticism, and he is the recipient of a Swiss National Science Foundation research grant. His work on the cognitive unconscious in the nineteenth-century context also earned him the Henry-E.-Sigerist-Prize from the Swiss Society for the History of Medicine and Sciences.
 
 

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"Much more than a significant addition to De Quincey studies, Thomas de Quincey and the Cognitive Unconscious makes a key intervention into British Romantic scholarship as a whole, adding greatly to our understanding of the interrelations among science and literature in the period while powerfully enriching the key concept of "the unconscious." Original, lively, provocative, and scholarly, Markus Iseli's book makes essential reading for students of nineteenth-century literature, culture, science, and psychology." Alan Richardson, Professor of English, Boston College, USA, author of The Neural Sublime


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thomas De Quincey and the Cognitive Unconscious
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50108-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137501080
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50107-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 248
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