Fairy tales in reimagining deviance
Gender and sexuality have emerged as leading topics in today’s cultural and scientific debates across Europe and North America. In the 19th century, early psychiatry formed sharp divisions between ‘normal/abnormal’, ‘moral/deviant’ behaviour and mental illness. This influenced literature, which in turn, has challenged their patriarchal narration, strict standards and reinterpreted the codification of insanity in psychiatry. Many fairy tales from France, Britain and the US outline this process. Building on that, the EU funded MadLand project will conduct ground-breaking, interdisciplinary, transnational, trans-linguistic studies investigating the mutual knowledge-exchange between psychiatry and literature in interpreting and reimagining deviance through a comparative textual analysis of discourse on mental illness and fairy-tales.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
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