Beware of the Other Side(s): Multiple Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder in American Fiction by Heike SchwarzBeware of the Other Side(s): Multiple Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder in American Fiction by Heike Schwarz

Beware of the Other Side(s): Multiple Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder in…

byHeike Schwarz

Paperback | May 15, 2014

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This interdisciplinary study examines the still vivid phenomenon of the most controversial psychiatric diagnosis in the United States: multiple personality disorder, now called dissociative identity disorder. This syndrome comprehends the occurrence of two or more distinct identities that take control of a person's behavior paired with an inexplicable memory loss. Synthesizing the fields of psychiatry and the dynamics of the disorder with its influential representation in American fiction, the study researches how psychiatry and fiction mutually shaped a mysterious syndrome and how this reciprocal process created a genre fiction of its own that persists until today in a very distinct self-referential mode.

Heike Schwarz (Dr. phil.) teaches American studies at the University of Augsburg, Germany. Her research fields include psychiatry and literature, representation of mental illness in literature, (pop)cultural studies, ecopsychology and ecocriticism.
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Title:Beware of the Other Side(s): Multiple Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder in…Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pagesPublished:May 15, 2014Publisher:Transcript-VerlagLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3837624889

ISBN - 13:9783837624885

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