A Concise Companion to Psychoanalysis, Literature, and by Laura Marcus, Ankhi Mukherjee

By Laura Marcus, Ankhi Mukherjee

This concise better half explores the heritage of psychoanalytic concept and its effect on modern literary feedback by way of tracing its stream throughout disciplinary and cultural limitations. * comprises unique essays by means of major students, utilizing quite a lot of cultural and ancient techniques * Discusses key options in psychoanalysis, equivalent to the function of dreaming, psychosexuality, the subconscious, and the determine of the double, whereas contemplating questions of gender, race, asylum and overseas legislation, queer thought, time, and reminiscence * Spans the fields of psychoanalysis, literature, cultural conception, feminist and gender stories, translation stories, and movie. * presents a well timed and pertinent evaluation of present psychoanalytic equipment whereas additionally sketching out destiny instructions for idea and interpretation

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Telepathy is a good example here. As has been shown convincingly by many writers (see, for example, Luckhurst 2002), psychoanalysis emerged in conjunction with a set of questions about “communication at a distance” that included thought-transference and was very clearly embedded in what might be termed “superstitious” thinking.  . Freud’s definition, which involves bringing together the concepts of telepathy and thought-transference . . ” (1995, 368) Eliza Slavet also points to the mystical background in which much of psychoanalysis is mired.

2009. Racial Fever: Freud and the Jewish Question. New York: Fordham University Press. 33 Chapter 2 The Case Study Andrew Webber Exemplary tales If there is a particular basis for the relationship that has developed be­tween the theories and practices of psychoanalysis and those of literature, it is the attention to language use, its creativities and its vicissitudes. In view of this, it seems appropriate to introduce this essay with a close consideration of some key terms, their status in language and between different language systems.

2004. Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism. : Duke University Press. Lacan, Jacques. 1979. The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis, ed. Jacques-Alain Miller, trans. Alan Sheridan. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Lacan, Jacques. 1988. The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book II: The Ego in Freud’s Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis, ed. Jacques-Alain Miller, trans. Sylvana Tomaselli. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Lacan, Jacques. 2007. The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book XVII: The Other Side of Psychoanalysis, ed.

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