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Forgetful Memory
Forgetful Memory (January 2009)
Representation and Remembrance in the Wake of the Holocaust
Michael Bernard-Donals - Author

Examines the role of forgetfulness in our understanding of the Holocaust.

Much of the discussion surrounding the Holocaust and how it can be depicted sixty years later has focused on memory. In Forgetful Memory, Michael Bernard-Donals focuses on the relation between memory and forgetfulness, arguing that memory and forgetfulness cannot be separated but must be examined as they complicate our understanding ...(Read More)
 
 
Otherwise Occupied
Otherwise Occupied (November 2008)
Pedagogies of Alterity and the Brahminization of Theory
Dorothy M. Figueira - Author

Questions whether current theories and pedagogies of alterity have allowed us truly to engage the Other.

Tracing the historical development of recent identity-based trends in literary theory to their roots in structuralism, Dorothy M. Figueira questions the extent to which theories and pedagogies of alterity have actually enabled us to engage the Other. She tracks academic attempts to deal with alterity from the...(Read More)
 
 
The Order of Joy
The Order of Joy (August 2008)
Beyond the Cultural Politics of Enjoyment
Scott Wilson - Author

Provocative exploration of a new concept of “joy” within psychoanalytic and cultural studies.

This provocative book introduces a new concept of “joy” within psychoanalytic and cultural studies that provides a different way of understanding the structures of affect produced by shifts in contemporary culture and economy. In so doing, the author offers a radically refigured Lacanianism that is d...(Read More)
 
 
Unspeakable Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Culture
Unspeakable Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Culture (August 2008)
Esther Rashkin - Author

2009 Gradiva Award, Theoretical Category, presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis

Explores the radical political potential of close reading to make the case for a new and invigorated psychoanalytic cultural studies.

Esther Rashkin argues that psychoanalysis galvanizes, as no other discipline can, an understanding of texts in their social, historical, an...(Read More)
 
 
Lacan, Language, and Philosophy
Lacan, Language, and Philosophy (January 2008)
Russell Grigg - Author

Clinical and philosophical perspectives on key issues and debates in Lacanian psychoanalysis.

Lacan, Language, and Philosophy explores the linguistic turn in psychoanalysis taken by Jacques Lacan. Russell Grigg provides lively and accessible readings of Lacan and Freud that are grounded in clinical experience and informed by a background in analytic philosophy. He addresses key issues in Lacanian psychoanal...(Read More)
 
 
Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine
Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine (January 2008)
Peter L. Rudnytsky - Editor
Rita Charon - Editor

Contributors explore the significance of literature and psychoanalysis for medical education and practice.

In this pioneering volume, Peter L. Rudnytsky and Rita Charon bring together distinguished contributors from medicine, psychoanalysis, and literature to explore the multiple intersections between their respective fields and the emerging discipline of narrative medicine, which seeks to introduce the values and meth...(Read More)
 
 
Desire of the Analysts
Desire of the Analysts (January 2008)
Psychoanalysis and Cultural Criticism
Greg Forter - Editor
Paul Allen Miller - Editor

Explores psychoanalytic approaches to cultural studies.

Why do we continue to desire psychoanalysis? What can this desire contribute to a vital cultural criticism? In Desire of the Analysts, these and other questions are addressed by leading contributors from a variety of fields, including Sharon Nell, Deneen Senasi, Kaja Silverman, Henry Sussman, Domietta Torlasco, Pierre Zoberman, and Slavoj Žiže...(Read More)
 
 
Fiction's Present
Fiction's Present (November 2007)
Situating Contemporary Narrative Innovation
R. M. Berry - Editor
Jeffrey R. Di Leo - Editor

Fiction writers and critics engage the aesthetic, political, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of contemporary fiction.

Combining creative and critical responses from some of today’s most progressive and innovative novelists, critics, and theorists, Fiction’s Present adventurously engages the aesthetic, political, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of contemporary fiction. By juxtaposing ...(Read More)
 
 
Romantic Psychoanalysis
Romantic Psychoanalysis (November 2007)
The Burden of the Mystery
Joel Faflak - Author

How the Romantics invented psychoanalysis in advance of Freud

In this provocative work, Joel Faflak argues that Romanticism, particularly British Romantic poetry, invents psychoanalysis in advance of Freud. The Romantic period has long been treated as a time of incipient psychological exploration anticipating more sophisticated discoveries in the science of the mind. Romantic Psychoanalysis challenges ...(Read More)
 
 
Signifiers and Acts
Signifiers and Acts (October 2007)
Freedom in Lacan's Theory of the Subject
Ed Pluth - Author

Situates Lacan’s theory of the subject within contemporary philosophical debates over freedom and agency.

In Signifiers and Acts, Ed Pluth examines Lacan’s views on language and sexuality to argue that Lacan’s theory of the subject is best read as a theory of freedom and agency—a theory that is especially compelling precisely because of its structuralist and seemingly antihumanist fram...(Read More)
 
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