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Perpetual Adolescence
Perpetual Adolescence (September 2009)
Jungian Analyses of American Media, Literature, and Pop Culture
Sally Porterfield - Editor
Keith Polette - Editor
Tita French Baumlin - Editor

Explores the arrested development of American culture.

Arguing that American culture appeals to and is populated by children and adolescents who merely appear to be adult men and women, the essays in Perpetual Adolescence examine the Jungian archetype of the “eternal youth”—the puer aeternus—as it is manifested in the arrested development of American culture. From the infantili...(Read More)

The American Optic
The American Optic (September 2009)
Psychoanalysis, Critical Race Theory, and Richard Wright
Mikko Tuhkanen - Author

Brings together critical race theory and psychoanalysis to examine African American and other diasporic African cultural texts.

The American Optic charts new territory in the relationship of psychoanalysis to critical race studies. Focusing on the work of Richard Wright and Jacques Lacan, it explore the political and ethical implications of psychoanalysis for African American and other diasporic African cult...(Read More)
Final Acts
Final Acts (August 2009)
Traversing the Fantasy in the Modern Memoir
Tom Ratekin - Author

Analyzes contemporary memoirs of terminal illness from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Writers facing death offer a rare glimpse into human mortality—they have the unusual opportunity to craft the closing chapter of their life stories. Final Acts explores memoirs of terminal illness, and shows a paradoxical pattern where the diagnosis of terminal illness evokes not despair, but a new freedom and richnes...(Read More)

A World of Fragile Things
A World of Fragile Things (July 2009)
Psychoanalysis and the Art of Living
Mari Ruti - Author

Psychoanalytic perspective on what Western philosophers from Socrates to Foucault have called “the art of living.”

How are our lives meaningful? What is the relationship of loss to creativity? How can we best engage and overcome our suffering? From Socrates to Foucault, Western philosophers have sought to define “the art of living”—the complex craft of human existence that elicits our ...(Read More)
Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Work of Julia Kristeva
Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Work of Julia Kristeva (June 2009)
Kelly Oliver - Editor
S. K. Keltner - Editor

Considers the social and political significance of Kristeva’s oeuvre.

The social and political relevance of Julia Kristeva’s work is perhaps the central question in Kristeva studies, and the essays in this collection provide a sustained interrogation of this complicated problematic from a variety of perspectives and across the various contexts and moments of Kristeva’s forty-year writing car...(Read More)
The Very Thought of Education
The Very Thought of Education (June 2009)
Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions
Deborah P. Britzman - Author

2009 Gary A. Olson Award, presented by JAC–a journal of rhetoric, culture, and politics

A startling reading of the educational enterprise through a psychoanalytic lens.

For anyone who has ever been to school, the very thought of education recalls an emotional world denounced. What happens then if we try to understand the emotional scenery of education? Author Deborah P. Britzman...(Read More)
Eros and Ethics
Eros and Ethics (May 2009)
Reading Jacques Lacan's Seminar VII
Marc De Kesel - Author
Sigi Jottkandt - Translator

A comprehensive examination of Lacan’s seminar on ethics.

In Eros and Ethics, Marc De Kesel patiently exposes the lines of thought underlying Jacques Lacan’s often complex and cryptic reasoning regarding ethics and morality in his seventh seminar, The Ethics of Psychoanalysis (1959–1960). In this seminar, Lacan arrives at a rather perplexing conclusion: that which, over the ages, has ...(Read More)
Aesthetics of Anxiety
Aesthetics of Anxiety (January 2009)
Ruth Ronen - Author

Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.

What is the relation of anxiety to aesthetics? Aesthetics of Anxiety brings psychoanalysis into dialogue with aesthetics, providing provocative and original insights into aesthetic theory and experience. From Aristotle’s katharsis to the role played by pain and disgust in the aesthetics of the avant-garde, the notion of anxiety helps us u...(Read More)
French Interpretations of Heidegger
French Interpretations of Heidegger (October 2008)
An Exceptional Reception
David Pettigrew - Editor
François Raffoul - Editor

A sustained philosophical engagement with significant and creative French interpreters of Heidegger.
French Interpretations of Heidegger undertakes a philosophical engagement with the work of the most significant and creative figures involved in the reception of Heidegger in France. The essays address those thinkers who have been influenced by Heidegger’s thought and have interpreted it in remarkable w...(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)
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