Our seminar took place on the 5th of June at the UFR d’Etudes Anglophones Charles V (salle A50, 17h-19h30):
‘Seeking Asylum: Shifting Paradigms of Psychiatric Knowledge from Victorian Novels to Patrick McGrath’
Ana Anastasescu (Université Paris Diderot) hosted the session and introduced the texts.
Her respondent was Jocelyn Dupont (Maître de conférences en littérature et cinéma anglophones, Université de Perpignan): “Turning the Screw of Psychiatry in Patrick McGrath’s contemporary New Gothic”
We worked with the following texts:
– Foucault, Michel, Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason (London: Routledge, 1971), pp. 250-252. 5th june foucault
– Ferguson, Christine, « Dr McGrath’s Disease: Radical Pathology in Patrick McGrath’s Neo-Gothicism », in Glennis Byron and David Punter (eds.), Spectral Readings : towards a Gothic Geography (Basingstoke and London: Macmillan/New York: St Martin’s, 1999).5th of june ferguson
– McGrath, Patrick, Asylum (London: Penguin Books, 1997), pp.1-2. McGrath extracts