Psychoanalysis

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Global Libidinal Economy

Claims unconscious desire plays a constitutive role in global political economy.

Unworkable

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

A Black Forest Walden

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

Fracture Feminism

Shows how feminist writing in British Romanticism developed alternatives to linear time.

The Aesthetic Clinic

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

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.

Postcolonial Lack

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

Psychoanalysis and Repetition

Addresses unconscious repetition, a concept that is crucial to an understanding of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis.

Lacan and Romanticism

Draws from the work of Jacques Lacan to provide innovative readings of Romantic literature in the long nineteenth century.

Love and Violence

A critical, philosophical engagement of the psychological structures that propagate the continued oppression of women.

Childhood beyond Pathology

Brings psychoanalytic concepts to the notion of childhood development with a keen eye to discussions of social justice and human dignity.

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.

Oscillations of Literary Theory

Revises key psychoanalytic concepts that influence interpretive practices in the humanities and formulates a new approach to reading fiction.

Cinematic Cuts

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

Malady and Genius

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

A Psychoanalyst in the Classroom

Offers a new view of pedagogical practices to psychoanalysts interested in pedagogy.

The Other Side of Pedagogy

Delineates Lacan’s theory of the four discourses as a practical framework through which faculty can reflect on where their students are, developmentally, and where they might go.

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.

Antigone, in Her Unbearable Splendor

A study of Lacan’s engagement with the Western philosophical traditions of ethical and political thought in his seventh seminar and later work.

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.

Oedipus

First English translation of Nasio's groundbreaking work on the Oedipus complex.

Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language

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

The American Optic

Brings together critical race theory and psychoanalysis to examine African American and other diasporic African cultural texts.

The Medusa Effect

Examines images of horror in Victorian fiction, criticism, and philosophy.

Anachronism and Its Others

Traces the origins of contemporary analogies between queerness and blackness.

Final Acts

Analyzes contemporary memoirs of terminal illness from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Aesthetics of Anxiety

Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.

The Very Thought of Education

A startling reading of the educational enterprise through a psychoanalytic lens.

Eros and Ethics

A comprehensive examination of Lacan’s seminar on ethics.

A World of Fragile Things

Psychoanalytic perspective on what Western philosophers from Socrates to Foucault have called “the art of living.”

French Interpretations of Heidegger

A sustained philosophical engagement with significant and creative French interpreters of Heidegger.

Unspeakable Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Culture

Explores the radical political potential of close reading to make the case for a new and invigorated psychoanalytic cultural studies.

The Order of Joy

Provocative exploration of a new concept of “joy” within psychoanalytic and cultural studies.

Romantic Psychoanalysis

By Joel Faflak
Subjects: Literature

How the Romantics invented psychoanalysis in advance of Freud.

Lacan, Language, and Philosophy

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

Signifiers and Acts

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

The Comedy of Philosophy

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

Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine

Contributors explore the significance of literature and psychoanalysis for medical education and practice.

Sarah Kofman's Corpus

Draws connections between the life and writings of philosopher Sarah Kofman.

Jamaica Kincaid

Offers a new perspective on the psychological and affective dynamics of Jamaica Kincaid’s fiction and nonfiction.

Language and Politics in Julia Kristeva

Explores the political implications of Kristeva’s theoretical and fictional writings.

Lacan in the German-Speaking World

Addresses Lacan's reception in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, offering new perspectives for American readers.

After Lacan

The authors use examples from their own clinical practice to explain the development of Lacanian theory.

The Return of the Repressed

Examines the psychological, cultural, and political implications of Gothic fiction, and helps to explain why horror writers and filmmakers have found such large and receptive audiences eager for the experience of being scared out of their wits.

Disseminating Lacan

Brings together parts of the Lacanian discourse that have remained isolated in their respective research areas and outlines the shape of Lacanian discourse, showing the relation of Lacan's thought to philosophy, science, literature and aesthetics, gender and sexuality, and psychoanalytic theory.

Lacan, Politics, Aesthetics

This is an anthology of psychoanalytic criticism applied to the wider field of cultural studies including class, gender, representation, ideology, and law.

Transferring to America

This book uses recent psychoanalytic theory to analyze the work of three contemporary scholars--Harold Bloom, Stanley Cavell, and Sacvan Bercovitch--while viewing their work as expressing Jewish immigrant desires for integration into American culture.

The Ego and the Dynamic Ground

This book maps the course of human development from the earliest stages of ego development to the highest stages of ego transcendence.

Shattered Forms

Art Brut, also termed Outsider Art, has long been suppressed from most art historical writing. Why this rejection? The hyperbolic expressions of Romanticism and Symbolism nourished a desire for derangement ...

Philosophical Issues in the Psychology of C. G. Jung

By Marilyn Nagy
Subjects: Psychology

For the philosopher and psychologist this book offers the first thoroughly cross-disciplinary interpretation of Jung's psychology. Using the conceptual framework of traditional Western philosophy, Nagy ...

Jung's Quest for Wholeness

Here is a unique analysis of Carl Jung's thought from the perspective of the history of religions. Using a religious and historical approach, the author identifies the religious goal or ultimate concern ...

Psychosis and Sexual Identity

This book examines Freud's most famous case study with newly discovered material written by Schreber and photos of significant persons in Schreber's life.