SUNY series, Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature

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A Black Forest Walden

Compares life today in the German Black Forest with Thoreau's experiences at Walden Pond.

Unworkable

Explores the slow but inevitable implosion of our civilization by considering the correlation between capital, work, and ideology.

The Aesthetic Clinic

Examines experimental art and literature by women alongside psychoanalysis and philosophy to develop a new understanding of sublimation and aesthetic experience.

Postcolonial Lack

Examines representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference.

Jouissance

A comprehensive discussion of an important but elusive Lacanian concept within the field of psychoanalysis, as well as its relevance for philosophy, literature, gender, and queer studies.

Inheritance in Psychoanalysis

Anthology of recent, cutting-edge work in psychoanalysis and philosophy on the concept of inheritance.

Coming Too Late

Rethinks the significance of the son’s relationship to his father for Freud’s psychoanalytic theory.

Malady and Genius

Analyzes the theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature through psychoanalytic theory.

Cinematic Cuts

Explores the philosophical, literary, and psychoanalytic significance of film endings.

Apropos of Nothing

Everything you wanted to know about the Lacanian critique of deconstruction, but were afraid to ask the Coen Brothers.

Lacan's Ethics and Nietzsche's Critique of Platonism

Brings Lacan and Nietzsche together as part of a common effort to rethink the tradition of Western ethics.

Kristeva's Fiction

Psychoanalytic perspectives on Kristeva's fiction.

The Structures of Love

Reframes the terms of cultural analysis with a fresh take on transference theory in Freud and Lacan and a critical engagement with the philosophy of Alain Badiou.

The Unconcept

Explores the conceptualization of the Freudian uncanny in various late-twentieth-century theoretical and critical discourses (literary studies, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, art history, trauma studies, architecture, etc.).

Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language

Explores why American Romantic writers and contemporary continental thinkers turn to art when writing about ethics.

Reading Derrida and Ricoeur

Offers a constructive new approach to the debate between hermeneutics and deconstruction.

Bound by the City

Explores the connections between sexual difference and political structure in ancient Greek tragedy.

Aesthetics of Anxiety

Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.

Eros and Ethics

A comprehensive examination of Lacan’s seminar on ethics.

Disciplining the Holocaust

Explores the relationship between disciplinarity and contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust.

Lacan, Language, and Philosophy

Clinical and philosophical perspectives on key issues and debates in Lacanian psychoanalysis.

The Comedy of Philosophy

Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.

Signifiers and Acts

Situates Lacan’s theory of the subject within contemporary philosophical debates over freedom and agency.

Surplus

Maintains that Lacanian psychoanalysis is the proper continuation of the line of thought from Spinoza to Marx.

A Voice from Elsewhere

Reflections on the enigma and secret of “literature.”