top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Coming Too Late
Reflections on Freud and Belatedness
Coming Too Late
Click on image to enlarge

Andrew Barnaby - Author
SUNY series, Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature
Price: $90.00 
Hardcover - 320 pages
Release Date: August 2017
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-6577-7

Quantity:  
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...

Available as a Kindle Edition.
Click icon below...


Summary Read First Chapter image missing

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 sexual rivalry of the Oedipus complex but by the existential predicament of belatedness. Analyzing the rhetorical tensions of Freud’s writing, Barnaby shows that filial ambivalence derives particularly from the son’s vexed relation to a paternal origin he can never claim as his own. Barnaby also demonstrates how Freud at once grasped and failed to grasp the formative nature of the son’s crisis of coming after, a duality marked especially in Freud’s readings and misreadings of a series of precursor texts—the biblical stories of Moses, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, E. T. A. Hoffmann’s “The Sandman”—that often anticipate the very insights that the Oedipal model at once reveals and conceals. Reinterpreting Freudian psychoanalysis through the lens of Freud’s own acts of interpretation, Coming Too Late further aims to consider just what is at stake in the foundational relationship between psychoanalysis and literature.

Andrew Barnaby is Associate Professor of English at the University of Vermont and the coauthor (with Lisa J. Schnell) of Literate Experience: The Work of Knowing in Seventeenth-Century English Writing.


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

Note on Citations for Major Primary Works
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part I. The Refusal of Being Born: Psychoanalysis, Belatedness, and Existential Trauma

Introduction to Part I. Why Are We Born? Inversion in Freud’s “Theme of the Three Caskets”

1. “Awakening is itself the site of a trauma”: Rethinking Caruth on Freud

2. Owing Life: The Birth Trauma and its Discontents (Rank and Freud)

Part II. Tardy Sons: Shakespeare, Freud, and Filial Ambivalence


3. “More than his father’s death”: Mourning at Elsinore and Vienna

4. The Afterwards of the Uncanny

Part III. “Is not He your Father who created you?”: Belatedness and the Judeo-Christian Tradition

Introduction to Part III. Gazing on God

5. Satan’s Gnostic Fantasy

6. Choosing the Father in Moses and Monotheism

Epilogue
Notes
Works Cited
Permissions
Index


Related Subjects
4-6577-7/4-6576-0(AK/DG/MC)

Related Titles

Freud, Psychoanalysis, Social Theory
Freud, Psychoanalysis, Social Theory
Autism and the Crisis of Meaning
Autism and the Crisis of Meaning
Jung and Eastern Thought
Jung and Eastern Thought
Dream Reader
Dream Reader
Visionary Worlds
Visionary Worlds
Dark Light
Dark Light
David Hartley on Human Nature
David Hartley on Human Nature
Psychosis and Sexual Identity
Psychosis and Sexual Identity
Natural and Artificial Minds
Natural and Artificial Minds
Philosophical Issues in the Psychology of C. G. Jung
Philosophical Issues in the Psychology of C. G. Jung



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg