Fiction’s Scientific Double: Hallucinations in Jean Paul’s Siebenkäs

@article{Boos2021FictionsSD,
  title={Fiction’s Scientific Double: Hallucinations in Jean Paul’s Siebenk{\"a}s},
  author={Sonja Boos},
  journal={The Emergence of Neuroscience and the German Novel},
  year={2021}
}
  • Sonja Boos
  • Published 2021
  • Art
  • The Emergence of Neuroscience and the German Novel
This chapter explores how Etienne Esquirol’s work on hallucinations allowed the genre of the case study to take hold within the field of neurology and become an invaluable tool in the medicalization of imagination and fantasy. In pursuit of the process by which hallucinations ceased to be the Other of science and instead became its literary counterpart, this chapter examines the proliferation of the double in the novels of Jean Paul Richter, whose works attest to the muddling of the distinction…