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Coming Too Late
Coming Too Late (August 2017)
Reflections on Freud and Belatedness
Andrew Barnaby - Author

Rethinks the significance of the son’s relationship to his father for Freud’s psychoanalytic theory.

Aiming to reconceptualize some of Freud’s earliest psychoanalytic thinking, Andrew Barnaby’s Coming Too Late argues that what Freud understood as the fundamental psychoanalytic relationship—a son’s ambivalent relationship to his father—is governed not by the sexua...(Read More)
 
 
Perpetual Adolescence
Perpetual Adolescence (September 2009)
Jungian Analyses of American Media, Literature, and Pop Culture
Sally Porterfield - Editor
Keith Polette - Editor
Tita French Baumlin - Editor

Explores the arrested development of American culture.

Arguing that American culture appeals to and is populated by children and adolescents who merely appear to be adult men and women, the essays in Perpetual Adolescence examine the Jungian archetype of the “eternal youth”—the puer aeternus—as it is manifested in the arrested development of American culture. From the infantili...(Read More)

 
 
Embodied Shame
Embodied Shame (August 2009)
Uncovering Female Shame in Contemporary Women's Writings
J. Brooks Bouson - Author

Examines how twentieth-century women writers depict female bodily shame and trauma.

How does physical, emotional, and sexual abuse shape women’s perceptions of their bodies and identities? How are women’s psyches affected by the sexual, racial, and cultural denigration that occurs when women’s bodies are represented as defective, spoiled, damaged, or dirtied? Embodied Shame skillfully e...(Read More)
 
 
Depression and Narrative
Depression and Narrative (October 2008)
Telling the Dark
Hilary Clark - Edited, introduction, and notes

How the story of depression gets told in print, on screen, and online.

Depression and Narrative examines stories of depression in the context of recent scholarship on illness and narrative, which up to this point has largely focused on physical illness and disability. Contributors from a number of disciplinary perspectives address these narrative accounts of depression, by both sufferers and those who tre...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Lacan
Beyond Lacan (October 2006)
James M. Mellard - Author

Traces the development of Lacanian theory, and its possible future.

In Beyond Lacan, James M. Mellard traces psychoanalytic literary theory and practice from Freud to Lacan to Zizek. While Freud effectively presupposes an unconscious that is textual, it is Lacan whose theory all but articulates a textual unconscious as he offers the epoch a cutting-edge psychoanalytic ideology. Mellard considers this and then...(Read More)
 
 
Risking Difference
Risking Difference (June 2004)
Identification, Race, and Community in Contemporary Fiction and Feminism
Jean Wyatt - Author

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.

Risking Difference revisions the dynamics of multicultural feminist community by exploring the ways that identification creates misrecognitions...(Read More)
 
 
The Gardens of Desire
The Gardens of Desire (June 2004)
Marcel Proust and the Fugitive Sublime
Stephen Gilbert Brown - Author

Offers a psychocritical reading of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past).

The Gardens of Desire is at once a model of literary interpretation and a groundbreaking psychocritical reading of a literary masterpiece, Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past). Shedding new light on the origins of the creative impulse in general, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Post-Jungian Criticism
Post-Jungian Criticism (January 2004)
Theory and Practice
James S. Baumlin - Editor
Tita French Baumlin - Editor
George H. Jensen - Editor
Andrew Samuels - Foreword by

Rereads Jung in light of contemporary theoretical concerns, and offers a variety of examples of post-Jungian literary and cultural criticism.

This groundbreaking collection brings the range and diversity of post-Jungian thought into the realm of contemporary literary and cultural criticism. These essays explore, expand, critique, and apply post-Jungian critical theory as they revisit and reread Jung's own writings fro...(Read More)
 
 
Traumatic Encounters
Traumatic Encounters (August 2003)
Holocaust Representation and the Hegelian Subject
Paul Eisenstein - Author

Addresses the difficulty of representing the Holocaust in literature and on film.

Traumatic Encounters
argues for an alternative memorial path in Holocaust and cultural studies—one that shows the vital necessity of thinking in a universal way about an event like the Holocaust. Relying on Hegel's notion that the particular is already universal, Eisenstein shows how the encounter with trauma transpires not in the ...(Read More)
 
 
Rereading George Eliot
Rereading George Eliot (July 2003)
Changing Responses to Her Experiments in Life
Bernard J. Paris - Author

A noted Eliot scholar explores how we become different interpreters of literature as we undergo psychological change.

In a probing analysis that has broad implications for theories of reading, Bernard J. Paris explores how personal needs and changes in his own psychology have affected his responses to George Eliot over the years. Having lost his earlier enthusiasm for her "Religion of Humanity," he now appre...(Read More)
 
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