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Five Lessons on the Psychoanalytic Theory of Jacques Lacan
Five Lessons on the Psychoanalytic Theory of Jacques Lacan (July 1998)
Juan-David Nasio - Author
David Pettigrew - Translator
François Raffoul - Translator

In this first English translation of a classic text by one of the foremost commentators on Lacan's work, Nasio eloquently demonstrates the clinical and practical import of Lacan's theory, even in its most difficult or obscure moments.

Five Lessons on the Psychoanalytic Theory of Jacques Lacan is the first English translation of a classic text by one of the foremost commentators on Lacan's work. Juan-David Nasio ma...(Read More)
Lost Subjects, Contested Objects
Lost Subjects, Contested Objects (March 1998)
Toward a Psychoanalytic Inquiry of Learning
Deborah P. Britzman - Author

1998 American Educational Studies Association, Critics' Choice Titles

A study of love and hate in learning and an argument for why educators might begin with consideration of these psychical dynamics when interpreting the conflictive dreams of education.

"Britzman is the most eloquent proponent in education today insisting on the return of the educator's attention to Freudian theory/met...(Read More)
The Ecstatic Imagination
The Ecstatic Imagination (January 1998)
Psychedelic Experiences and the Psychoanalysis of Self-Actualization
Dan Merkur - Author

Presents the first comprehensive survey of the varieties of psychedelic experience since 1975.

"The study of mysticism in the twentieth century has moved back and forth from those who posit a basic unity to the mystical experience to those who emphasize diversity. Those who favor the latter position have been somewhat in ascendance since the work of Steven Katz. But valuable as it is as a critique, Katz's position of see...(Read More)
Hitchcock's Bi-Textuality
Hitchcock's Bi-Textuality (December 1997)
Lacan, Feminisms, and Queer Theory
Robert Samuels - Author

Uses close readings of Hitchcock's films to combine an articulation of Lacan's theory of ethics with a discussion of recent theories of feminine subjectivity and queer textuality.

This book combines three elements: an articulation of Lacan's theory of ethics; a discussion of recent theories of feminine subjectivity and queer textuality; and close readings of Hitchcock's films. Hitchcock's Bi-Textuality argues that...(Read More)
Transforming Human Culture
Transforming Human Culture (July 1997)
Social Evolution and the Planetary Crisis
Jay Earley - Author

Explains how human social evolution has led both to worthwhile achievements and moral horrors and provides perspective on today's planetary crisis by viewing it as a transition within the larger picture of social evolution.

"I know of no other book that is as complete in its story about how we got to where we are and what must be done about it. Earley's argument is well ordered and is consistent with all the information ...(Read More)
Lacan and Literature
Lacan and Literature (July 1996)
Purloined Pretexts
Ben Stoltzfus - Author

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

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

Using Lacanian psychoanalytic theory in order to...(Read More)
The Rules of Insanity
The Rules of Insanity (July 1996)
Moral Responsibility and the Mentally Ill
Carl Elliott - Author

Addresses the question: Can we apply ordinary standards of responsibility to the mentally disordered offender?
In The Rules of Insanity, Carl Elliott draws on philosophy and psychiatry to develop a conceptual framework for judging the moral responsibility of mentally ill offenders. Arguing that there is little useful that can be said about the responsibility of mentally ill offenders in general, Elliott looks at specific mental ill...(Read More)
Disseminating Lacan
Disseminating Lacan (April 1996)
David Pettigrew - Editor
François Raffoul - Editor

Brings together parts of the Lacanian discourse that have remained isolated in their respective research areas and outlines the shape of Lacanian discourse, showing the relation of Lacan's thought to philosophy, science, literature and aesthetics, gender and sexuality, and psychoanalytic theory.

The distinguishing feature of Disseminating Lacan is its decidedly interdisciplinary approach. This book brings togethe...(Read More)
Reading Seminars I and II
Reading Seminars I and II (March 1996)
Lacan's Return to Freud
Richard Feldstein - Editor
Bruce Fink - Editor
Maire Jaanus - Editor

In this collection of essays, Lacan's early work is first discussed systematically by focusing on his two earliest seminars: Freud's Papers on Technique and The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis. These essays, by some of the finest analysts and writers in the Lacanian psychoanalytic world in Paris today, carefully lay out the background and development of Lacan's thought. In Part I, Jacques-Alain Miller spel...(Read More)
Excavations and Their Objects
Excavations and Their Objects (February 1996)
Freud's Collection of Antiquity
Stephen Barker - Editor

This is a collection of essays concerned with the thematic implications of Freud's deep interest in the art objects in his collection of antiquity.

"Freud's collection, as well as the act of collecting in itself, are of very great significance. It deepens our understanding of one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. It also adds to our understanding of Freud as representative of his tim...(Read More)
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