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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)
 
 
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)
 
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