Journeys Into Madness: Mapping Mental Illness in the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Journeys Into Madness: Mapping Mental Illness in the Austro-Hungarian Empire

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At the turn of the century, Sigmund Freud's investigation of the mind represented a particular journey into mental illness, but it was not the only exploration of this 'territory' in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Sanatoriums were the new tourism destinations, psychiatrists were collecting art works produced by patients and writers were developing innovative literary techniques to convey a character's interior life. This collection of essays uses the framework of… (more)