Ever since Freud, psychoanalysts have explored the connections between psychoanalysis and literature and psychoanalysis and philosophy, while literary criticism, social science and philosophy have all reflected on and made use of ideas from psychoanalytic theory. The Academic Face of Psychoanalysis presents contributions from these fields and gives the reader an insight into different understandings and applications of psychoanalytic theory.
This book comprises twelve contributions from experts in their fields covering philosophy, psychoanalysis, sociology and literary theory. The chapters are divided into three distinct sections:
Louise Braddock and Michael Lacewing successfully bring these contributions together with an in-depth introduction that allows the reader to explore the connections between the different disciplines.
The multi-disciplinary approach to this book is rare; it will appeal to academics and students, from the subject areas of psychoanalysis, humanities and social science.
Foreword. Introduction. Part 1: Psychoanalysis What Do Psychoanalysts Do? Brearley Reading and Misreading Budd Elements of the Oedipus Complex: A Kleinian Account Rusbridger Civilization and its Discontents Today Tuckett Part 2: Philosophy A Triangle of Hostility? Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Religion Cottingham Do Unconscious Emotions Involve Unconscious Feelings? Lacewing Guilt, Shame and the ‘Psychology of Love’ Harcourt Psychoanalysis as Functionalist Social Science: The Legacy of Freud’s ‘Project for a Scientific Psychology’ Braddock Part 3: Perspectives How Do Psychoanalysts Know What They Know? Rustin Freud’s Literary Imagination Robertson Force, Figuration, and Repetition in Freud Connors Gender, Sexuality and the Theory of Seduction Fletcher