Metacritic Journal

for Comparative Studies and Theory

ISSN 2457 – 8827
Emma Pustan Emma Pustan

Schreber’s Memoirs: the Crisis of the Autobiographical Pact and the Ethics of Taxonomy

Daniel Paul Schreber (1942-1911) starts to write Memories of my nervous illness in 1900 (during his stay at Sonnenstein Asylum) and he publishes it in 1902, before leaving the sanatorium. His personal account on schizophrenia is an essential reading for the clinical, psychoanalytic and psychological training, but the filter that will be adopted in this study will pertain to a different angle, concerning to a greater extent the formal considerations, the convention of classification – be it nosology or...   ⇨ Read more
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Daria Condor Daria Condor

Don Quixote and the Golden Age or the Meaning of Life as Fiction

The author’s intention is to analyse the themes of madness and imagination as means of world-making and mediators between them in Cervantes’ novel, The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha. The premise of the central argument is that each of Cervantes’ characters relate to the world through their own imagination. The first conclusion generated by this hypothesis is that Don Quixote himself deliberately makes up his world and defines himself as an archetype. This paper proposes a classification of three...   ⇨ Read more
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