melancholia


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melancholia

[‚mel·ən′kō·lē·ə]
(psychology)
A disordered mental condition of psychotic proportion characterized by severe depression.
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Flatley's reconceptualization of melancholia as "the very mechanism through which one may be interested in the world" (10) together with Christian Gundermann's "melancholic praxis" Itrabajo melancolico] rethink melancholia's political value.
mourning, melancholia, working through, acting out, depression, self-concealment--are endlessly contested from various perspectives, in an attempt to erase their inherently negative connotations and highlight, instead, new productive frameworks of identity formation.
Lars von Trier's Melancholia offers a more subversive understanding of death when compared to The Day After Tomorrow and 2012.
Justine's mental state is buoyed by Melancholia entering Earth's solar system, while Claire is agitated and wary.
Here, the idea that melancholia affected the upper classes more frequently than the commoner is explained as the burden of genius (p.
From Melancholia to Prozac: a history of depression by Clark Lawlor is published by Oxford University Press at pounds 14.
But in Melancholia, von Trier announces a new thread that works through cataclysm to the virtues on the other side.
Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth .
EXTRAS Melancholia (Cert 15) IT'S the end of the world as we know it in Lars von Trier's apocalyptic drama.
The film he was promoting then, Melancholia, was released in U.
A planet named Melancholia is steadily moving closer to earth and, as we discover early on, it will collide with earth and everyone will die.