By Laura Marcus, Ankhi Mukherjee
This concise better half explores the background of psychoanalytic concept and its influence on modern literary feedback via tracing its circulate throughout disciplinary and cultural limitations. * includes unique essays by way of top students, utilizing a variety of cultural and old ways * Discusses key recommendations in psychoanalysis, reminiscent of the position of dreaming, psychosexuality, the subconscious, and the determine of the double, whereas contemplating questions of gender, race, asylum and overseas legislation, queer thought, time, and reminiscence * Spans the fields of psychoanalysis, literature, cultural conception, feminist and gender stories, translation experiences, and movie. * offers a well timed and pertinent overview of present psychoanalytic equipment whereas additionally sketching out destiny instructions for thought and interpretation
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For Felman, the issue is one of exposing the fictional nature of authority (hence exposing the unconscious underside of psychoanalysis) and the dubious authority to be claimed by fiction (hence exposing the unconscious traces within literature itself). Each is entwined in the other, and through this intense face-off, something unexpected can be called on that keeps open the possibility of surprise and refutes the claims of either literary studies or psychoanalysis to have an answer to the question of meaning.
More than is the case for postcolonial theory, gender theory has thus had a striking impact on psychoanalysis itself, querying its allegiance to a normative model of heterosexuality, disputing the homophobia that seems to be close to the heart of its musings on homosexuality, and demanding that it renew itself in the context of contemporary understanding of sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender politics. This has been received positively in some psychoanalytic circles, even though in the dogged work of the clinic there is perhaps less evidence of novel thinking.
A Concise Companion to Psychoanalysis, Literature, and Culture by Laura Marcus, Ankhi Mukherjee