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The other Side of Desire
The other Side of Desire (March 2000)
Lacan's Theory of the Registers
Tamise Van Pelt - Author

Explores Lacan's theory of the registers through readings of a wide variety of texts.

The other Side of Desire puts Jacques Lacan's theoretical constructs to work on texts as varied as Plato's Symposium, Hamlet, Tootsie, and the journals of Sylvia Plath, making the techniques of Lacanian analysis accessible to a wide variety of readers. Moving from oppositional readings of Lacan himself, thr...(Read More)
 
 
Psychoanalyses / Feminisms
Psychoanalyses / Feminisms (December 1999)
Peter L. Rudnytsky - Editor
Andrew M. Gordon - Editor

Probes the complementary yet contested relations between psychoanalysis and feminism, emphasizing the plural nature of each.

Bringing together twelve provocative and iconoclastic contributions by leading scholars and new voices, this book probes the complementary yet contested relations between various forms of contemporary psychoanalysis and feminism. The intention is not simply to juxtapose these two preeminent int...(Read More)
 
 
Quiet As It's Kept
Quiet As It's Kept (December 1999)
Shame, Trauma, and Race in the Novels of Toni Morrison
J. Brooks Bouson - Author

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.

Quiet As It's Kept
draws on and extends recent psychoanalytic and psychiatric work of shame and trauma theorists to offer an in-depth analysis of Toni Morrison's representation of painful and shameful race matters in her fiction. Providing a frank and sustained look at the troubling, if not distressing, ...(Read More)
 
 
The Wounded Body
The Wounded Body (November 1999)
Remembering the Markings of Flesh
Dennis Patrick Slattery - Author

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.

An almost obsessive interest in the human body in literary and psychological theory over the past ten years has uncovered not just the physical body but the body as metaphor, political emblem, social construction, and symptom.

The Wounded Body builds on this rece...(Read More)
 
 
D.H. Lawrence and the Paradoxes of Psychic Life
D.H. Lawrence and the Paradoxes of Psychic Life (August 1999)
Barbara Ann Schapiro - Author

Explores the multiple, often contradictory identifications and fantasies that distinguish Lawrence's fiction, casting fresh light on his relationship with women.

Contributing to the debate about D. H. Lawrence's relationship with and fictional portrayal of women, this book discusses how the dynamic tensions of his art dramatically reenact the competing forces of psychic and relational life. In her examination of Sons and Lovers, The...(Read More)
 
 
Hemingway's Fetishism
Hemingway's Fetishism (December 1998)
Psychoanalysis and the Mirror of Manhood
Carl P. Eby - Author

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.

In Hemingway's Fetishism, Carl Eby demonstrates in painstaking detail and with stunning new archival evidence how fetishism was crucial to the construction and negotiation of identity and gender in both Hemingwa...(Read More)
 
 
Shelley's Mirrors of Love
Shelley's Mirrors of Love (November 1998)
Narcissism, Sacrifice, and Sorority
Teddi Chichester Bonca - Author

"This book gives new insights on the relation of Shelley to the whole area of gender and many related issues. It analyzes more thoroughly than have previous works his identification with the feminine and comes thereby to new interpretations or new understanding of what is going on in the poetry. I'm particularly struck by what the author notes about Shelley's identification with Jesus, a feminine Jesus, and with her discussion, more generally, of hi...(Read More)
 
 
Scenes of Shame
Scenes of Shame (October 1998)
Psychoanalysis, Shame, and Writing
Joseph Adamson - Editor
Hilary Clark - Editor

Explores the role of shame as an important affect in the complex psychodynamics of literary and philosophical works.

The significance of shame as a critical human emotion has come to be recognized in the fields of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and psychology. Scenes of Shame brings this body of theory to bear on literary and philosophical representations of shame. The contributors explore the role of shame as an ...(Read More)
 
 
Melville, Shame, and the Evil Eye
Melville, Shame, and the Evil Eye (November 1996)
A Psychoanalytic Reading
Joseph Adamson - Author

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 study offers a complex analysis of the psychodynamic role of shame in Melville's work, with detailed readings of Moby-Dick, Pierre, and "Billy Budd." Its concrete application of the rich analytic framework supplied by the work of such...(Read More)
 
 
Lacan and Literature
Lacan and Literature (July 1996)
Purloined Pretexts
Ben Stoltzfus - Author

Winner of the 1997 Gradiva Award for Best Book (Cultural Arts Related) awarded by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP)

This book of literary criticsm uses Lacanian psychoanalytic theory to explicate Roland Barthes, Albert Camus, Ernest Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, and Alain Robbe-Grillet.

Using Lacanian psychoanalytic theory in order to uncover the rela...(Read More)

 
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