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A Psychoanalyst on the Couch
A Psychoanalyst on the Couch (July 2012)
Juan-David Nasio - Author
Stephanie Grace Schull - Translator
François Raffoul - Edited and with a preface by
David Pettigrew - Edited and with a preface by

An interview with Juan-David Nasio.

In A Psychoanalyst on the Couch, we find the noted psychoanalyst and Lacan commentator Juan-David Nasio on the analyst’s couch himself. In the interview that makes up this book, he provides insight into his forty-year career as a writer and practitioner, elaborating on Freudian and Lacanian concepts important to his work and reflecting on broad issues related t...(Read More)
The Structures of Love
The Structures of Love (April 2012)
Art and Politics beyond the Transference
James Penney - Author

Reframes the terms of cultural analysis with a fresh take on transference theory in Freud and Lacan and a critical engagement with the philosophy of Alain Badiou.

Both Freud and Lacan defined the transference as the ego’s last stand—its final desperate attempt to keep the truth of the unconscious at bay. Both also viewed the transference as a social phenomenon.

In The Stru...(Read More)
The Unconcept
The Unconcept (May 2011)
The Freudian Uncanny in Late-Twentieth-Century Theory
Anneleen Masschelein - Author

Explores the conceptualization of the Freudian uncanny in various late-twentieth-century theoretical and critical discourses.

The Unconcept is the first genealogy of the concept of the Freudian uncanny. It traces the development, paradoxes, and movements of this negative concept through various fields and disciplines from psychoanalysis, literary theory, and philosophy to film studies, genre studies, soci...(Read More)
Oedipus (October 2010)
The Most Crucial Concept in Psychoanalysis
Juan-David Nasio - Author
David Pettigrew - Translator
François Raffoul - Translator

2011 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

First English translation of Nasio’s groundbreaking work on the Oedipus complex.

In this long-awaited book, Juan-David Nasio, one of France’s leading Lacanian psychoanalysts, argues that the Oedipus complex represents the core of psychoanalysis as well as the fundamental constitution of the human being. Defyin...(Read More)
Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language
Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language (July 2010)
Robert Hughes - Author

Explores why American Romantic writers and contemporary continental thinkers turn to art when writing about ethics.

This book explores the relationship between literature and ethics, showing how literature and art work to open up a part of ethics that resists traditional philosophy. Focusing on three American Romantic texts—Wieland, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and The Marble Fau...(Read More)
Rewriting Difference
Rewriting Difference (June 2010)
Luce Irigaray and 'the Greeks'
Elena Tzelepis - Editor
Athena Athanasiou - Editor
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak - Foreword by

A transdisciplinary reader on Luce Irigaray’s reading and rewriting of ancient Greek texts.

In this definitive reader, prominent scholars reflect on how Luce Irigaray reads the classic discourse of Western metaphysics and also how she is read within and against this discourse. Her return to “the Greeks,” through strategies of deconstructing, demythifying, reconstructing, and remythifying, is not a ...(Read More)
Reading Derrida and Ricoeur
Reading Derrida and Ricoeur (February 2010)
Improbable Encounters between Deconstruction and Hermeneutics
Eftichis Pirovolakis - Author

Offers a constructive new approach to the debate between hermeneutics and deconstruction.

Written in the aftermath of the deaths of the French philosophers Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) and Paul Ricoeur (1913–2005), this book is an important and innovative study of the contentious relation between deconstruction and hermeneutics. Offering close readings of Derrida’s and Ricoeur’s writings on ...(Read More)
The Medusa Effect
The Medusa Effect (December 2009)
Representation and Epistemology in Victorian Aesthetics
Thomas Albrecht - Author

Examines images of horror in Victorian fiction, criticism, and philosophy.

Focusing on the recurring metaphor of Medusa’s head, The Medusa Effect examines images of horror in texts by Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, and a series of Victorian artists and critics writing about aesthetics. Through nuanced and innovative readings of canonical works by Freud, Nietzsche, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Walter Pa...(Read More)
Maimonides' Cure of Souls
Maimonides' Cure of Souls (October 2009)
Medieval Precursor of Psychoanalysis
David Bakan - Author
Dan Merkur - Author
David S. Weiss - Author

Explores the unacknowledged psychological element in Maimonides’ work, one which prefigures the latter insights of Freud.

Is Moses Maimonides an unacknowledged ancestor of the psychoanalytic movement? In this book, David Bakan, Dan Merkur, and David S. Weiss look at the great medieval Jewish philosopher’s prescription for the cure of souls and its psychological significance. In the Guide of the Per...(Read More)

Anachronism and Its Others
Anachronism and Its Others (September 2009)
Sexuality, Race, Temporality
Valerie Rohy - Author

Traces the origins of contemporary analogies between queerness and blackness.

Slogans such as “gay is the new black,” the use of evolutionary rhetoric against gay marriage, and nationalist efforts within the United States to promote the white family all gesture toward an analogical relationship between race and sexuality in contemporary culture. Anachronism and Its Others traces contemporary analog...(Read More)
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