By Laura Marcus, Ankhi Mukherjee

ISBN-10: 140518860X

ISBN-13: 9781405188609

This concise spouse explores the heritage of psychoanalytic concept and its effect on modern literary feedback via tracing its circulation throughout disciplinary and cultural obstacles. * includes unique essays by means of prime students, utilizing quite a lot of cultural and ancient methods * Discusses key innovations in psychoanalysis, comparable to the function of dreaming, psychosexuality, the subconscious, and the determine of the double, whereas contemplating questions of gender, race, asylum and overseas legislations, queer concept, time, and reminiscence * Spans the fields of psychoanalysis, literature, cultural concept, feminist and gender experiences, translation reviews, and movie. * presents a well timed and pertinent review of present psychoanalytic tools whereas additionally sketching out destiny instructions for concept and interpretation

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Much of the work here draws on the famous intervention of Frantz Fanon (1967), which deploys psychoanalytic ideas to examine the psychological effects of colonialism and in so doing draws a picture of a whole social 17 Stephen Frosh world infiltrated by Freudian (and Lacanian) categories. More recently, this has been taken up energetically by a wide range of authors ­interested for example in the “melancholic” aspects of the postcolonial state, meaning by that a cultural situation in which there is haunting of the present by a felt loss of a treasured past, which has been so ­comprehensively occluded as to make even mourning it impossible.

This is perhaps most literally enacted in the case of Little Hans (1909), which is preoccupied with symptomatic acts of falling down, organized around the figure of the falling horse, with connotations inter alia of “falling” pregnant (Freud 1953–74, 10:128). Compulsive falling plays through many of the case histories, and this in the uncanny proximity of Fall to Unfall (accident), as to Zufall (coincidence/attack of illness). The case history is characteristically a tale of symptomatic coincidences and of domestic or other incidents, accidents, and attacks of illness.

London: Associated University Presses. Ellmann, Maud. 1994. ” In Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism, ed. Maud Ellmann, 1–35. Harlow: Longman. Fanon, Frantz. 1967. Black Skin, White Masks. London: Pluto. Felman, Shoshana. 1982. ” In Literature and Psychoanalysis: The Question of Reading: Otherwise, ed. Shoshana Felman, 5–10. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Freud, Sigmund. 1953–74. , ed. James Strachey, with the assistance of Anna Freud, Alix Strachey, and Alan Tyson, trans. James Strachey.

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