The title is: Madness and the loss of identity has been a reaccuring theme in Western Art and the Modern Period. How has it been documented, represented and invented in relation to woman, her otherness and The Other and can the manner of depiction and the contexts of looking and viewing alter preconceptions and open up possibilities for identification and emphathy.
Phew! I have created a list of texts and images I am looking at in order to investigate my question.
Basically I have to look at how representations of madness have been:
- Re-presented- madness presented by the artist or author.
- Invented- examining how the artist/author has constructed madness in an image.
Then examine examples of these three categories through methodologies and theories for example through authors Jacques Lacan and Michel Foucault.