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Psychoanalysis and ...

1st Edition

Edited by Richard Feldstein, Henry Sussman


224 pages

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Originally published in 1990, Psychoanalysis and… brings together essays by critics whose work demonstrates the lively interpenetration of psychoanalysis and other disciplines. Andrew Ross investigates psychoanalysis and Marxist thought; Joel Fineman reads the "sound of O" in Othello; Jane Gallop asks "Why does Freud giggle when the women leave the room?"; and Ellie Ragland-Sullivan examines Lacan’s seminars on James Joyce. This stimulating collection of work should still be required reading, especially for students of literature. But Psychoanalysis and… demonstrates that psychoanalysis – and theoretical criticism, and feminism, and Lacanian theory, and semiotics, and Marxism, and deconstruction, and literary criticism – was, at the time, a rich and expanding terrain.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1: Psychoanalysis and Theoretical Criticism 1. Psychoanalysis as an Intervention in Contemporary Theory Cary Nelson 2. Psychoanalysis, Literary Criticism, and the Problem of Authority Samuel Weber 3. The Sound of O in Othello: The Real of the Tragedy of Desire Joel Fineman Part 2: Psychoanalysis and Feminism 4. Why Does Freud Giggle When the Women Leave the Room? Jane Gallop 5. The Female Subject: (What) Does Woman Want? Jerry Aline Flieger Part 3: Psychoanalysis and Lacanian Theory 6. Lacan’s Seminars on James Joyce: Writing as Symptom and "Singular Solution" Ellie Ragland Sullivan Part 4: Psychoanalysis and Semiotics 7. The Limits of the Semiotic Approach to Psychoanalysis Slavoj Zizek Part 5: Psychoanalysis and Marxism 8. The Politics of Impossibility Andrew Ross Part 6: Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction 9. Psychoanalysis Modern and Post-Modern Henry Sussman 10. Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction and Woman Ruth Salvaggio Part 7: Psychoanalysis and Literary Criticism 11. The Bostonians and the Figure of the Speaking Woman Claire Kahane 12. Faulkner’s Dispossession of Personae Non Gratae Richard Feldstein 13. A Shattered Globe: Narcissism and Masochism in Virginia Woolf’s Life-Writing Charles Bernheimer. Notes and References.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Psychoanalysis

Routledge Library Editions: Psychoanalysis brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a series of 8 previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1923 and 1993. Written by international authors from a variety of backgrounds, this set looks at psychoanalysis in a number of different areas including, culture, religion, sociology, postmodernism, literary criticism and others.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis