Examines images of horror in Victorian fiction, criticism, and philosophy.
Analyzes contemporary memoirs of terminal illness from a psychoanalytic perspective.
Brings together critical race theory and psychoanalysis to examine African American and other diasporic African cultural texts.
Psychoanalytic perspective on what Western philosophers from Socrates to Foucault have called “the art of living.”
Explores the radical political potential of close reading to make the case for a new and invigorated psychoanalytic cultural studies.
Feminist and psychoanalytic analysis of spectatorship.
Provocative exploration of a new concept of “joy” within psychoanalytic and cultural studies.
Contributors explore the significance of literature and psychoanalysis for medical education and practice.
Explores psychoanalytic approaches to cultural studies.
Examines the gaze in Lacanian film theory.
How modern conceptions of paranoia became associated with excessive or unregulated masculinity.
Innovative exploration of the relationship of Lacanian psychoanalysis to political and democratic theory.
An original critique of queer theory, from a psychoanalytic perspective.
Traces the development of Lacanian theory, and its possible future.
Examines fundamental concepts of the later Lacan.
Addresses ethical and aesthetic issues in three major works by Henry James.
Explores the political implications of Kristeva’s theoretical and fictional writings.
Provides insight into the ritual lures and effects of mass media spectatorship, especially regarding the pleasures, risks, and purposes of violent display.
Looks at the dynamics of identification, envy, and idealization in fictional narratives by Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Sandra Cisneros, Toni Morrison, and others, as well as in nonfictional accounts of cross-race relations by white feminists and feminists of color.
Addresses Lacan's reception in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, offering new perspectives for American readers.
Looks at how therapy and the "talking cure" have been portrayed in the movies.
Challenges essentialist notions of gender through a detailed account of Lacan's theories of gender, sexuality, and sexual difference.
Rereads Jung in light of contemporary theoretical concerns, and offers a variety of examples of post-Jungian literary and cultural criticism.
Explains why the American cultural obsession with enjoying ourselves actually makes it more difficult to do so.
Addresses the limits in treating pain psychoanalytically, and offers a phenomenological description of psychic pain, particularly the pain of a lost loved one.