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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Literature in Psychoanalysis

A Reader

ISBN 9780333791745
Publication Date April 2005
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

This collection of psychoanalytic readings of literary texts and literary readings of psychoanalytic texts has been carefully designed to work as an effective teaching text for introducing students to the complexities of psychoanalytic theory in practice. The texts selected are widely studied and map the development of the field from Freud up to the most contemporary work.

STEVEN VINE is Lecturer in English at the University of Wales Swansea, where he specialises in teaching Romanticism and critical theory.

Introduction: Literature in Psychoanalysis
Introductory note: Hamlet in Psychoanalysis
Dismember Me: Shakespeare, Paranoia and the Logic of Mass Culture; L.Charnes
Hamlet's Flesh: Lacan and the Desire of the Mother; J.Reinhard Lupton and K.Reinhard
Family Romance or Family History? Psychoanalysis and Dramatic Invention in Nicholas Abraham's 'The Phantom of Hamlet'; N.Rand
PART II: E.T.A. Hoffman, 'The Sandman', Sigmund Freud, 'The Uncanny'
Introductory note: Uncanny Literature Freud and the 'Uncanny'
The Double is
and and the Devil; The Uncanniness of The Sandman; S.Kofman
Fiction and its Phantoms; A Reading of Freud's Das Unheimliche; H.Cixous
The Sandman; The Uncanny as Problem of Reading; L.Moller
PART III: Sigmund Freud, The Wolf Man
Introductory note: Constructing and Reconstructing the Wolf Man
Fictions of the Wolf Man: Freud and Narrative Understanding; P.Brooks
The Wolf Man's Magic Word; N.Abraham and M.Torok
Fors: The Anglish Words of Nicolas Abraham and Maria Torok; J.Derrida
PART IV: Hélène Cixous Portrait of Dora; Sigmund Freud Dora
Introductory note; Dora in Freud and Feminism
The Untenable; C.Clément and H.Cixous
The Lake of Seduction: Body, Acting, and Voice in Hélène Cixous's Portrait de Dora; E.Brown
'You Freud, Me Jane'; E.Bronfen


'An extremely useful abridged anthology, bringing together texts central to the field but never before collected together.' - Professor Ruth Parkin-Gounelas, Aristotle University, Greece
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