Assesses the contributions of six major psychoanalytic thinkers in the light of current academic and clinical trends in psychoanalysis.
Shows how feminist writing in British Romanticism developed alternatives to linear time.
A systematic analysis of the myth cycle of Paraśurāma (“Rāma with the Axe”), an avatára of Viṣṇu with a much darker reputation.
Rethinks the significance of the son’s relationship to his father for Freud’s psychoanalytic theory.
Offers a psychocritical reading of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past).
Examines how twentieth-century women writers depict female bodily shame and trauma.
How the story of depression gets told in print, on screen, and online.
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.
Rereads Jung in light of contemporary theoretical concerns, and offers a variety of examples of post-Jungian literary and cultural criticism.
Explores the therapeutic uses and effects of writing in a post-Freudian age.
Shows how literature can aid psychoanalysts in the understanding of psychological conflicts.
Probes the complementary yet contested relations between psychoanalysis and feminism, emphasizing the plural nature of each.
Focuses on the role of shame and trauma as it looks at issues of race, class, color, and caste in the novels of Toni Morrison.
Explores the wounded body in literature from Homer to Toni Morrison, examining how it functions archetypally as both a cultural metaphor and a poetic image.
Demonstrates in painstaking detail and with reference to stunning new archival evidence how fetishism was crucial to the construction and negotiation of identity and gender in Hemingway's life and fiction.
Offers a complex analysis of the psychodynamic role of shame in Melville's work, with detailed readings of Moby-Dick, Pierre, and "Billy Budd. "
This book presents a reading of the Nietzschean thought of the eternal return of all things and relates it to Freud's psychoanalysis of the repetition compulsion. Nietzsche's eternal return and Freud's ...
"Every secret of a writer's soul, experience of his life, and quality of his mind is written large in his work. " -- Virginia Woolf
Panken enables us to read this secret language without doing violence ...