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Psychoanalysis has always wandered outside the consulting room. Freud and his followers wrote on art, creativity, politics and war. This collection returns to those themes and sheds light on how cultural questions can be addressed by a closer dialogue between the clinical and academic psychoanalytic traditions. Culture and the Unconsciousis a major contribution to the development of these debates, bringing together internationally known analysts and academic researchers in a single volume to produce innovative explorations of creativity, culture and the unconscious. The contributors draw on perspectives from a wide range of psychoanalytic theories and traditions to explore an array of classical and popular cultural forms, from literature to opera, drama, music and cinema. Together with the scene-setting introductions, the chapters open up fascinating conversations between art, academia and psychoanalysis, revealing the distinctive approaches of each and emphasising points of commonality and divergence.


Description

Psychoanalysis has always wandered outside the consulting room. Freud and his followers wrote on art, creativity, politics and war. This collection returns to those themes and sheds light on how cultural questions can be addressed by a closer dialogue between the clinical and academic psychoanalytic traditions. Culture and the Unconsciousis a major contribution to the development of these debates, bringing together internationally known analysts and academic researchers in a single volume to produce innovative explorations of creativity, culture and the unconscious. The contributors draw on perspectives from a wide range of psychoanalytic theories and traditions to explore an array of classical and popular cultural forms, from literature to opera, drama, music and cinema. Together with the scene-setting introductions, the chapters open up fascinating conversations between art, academia and psychoanalysis, revealing the distinctive approaches of each and emphasising points of commonality and divergence.


Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Culture and the Unconscious: Framing the Debate; M.Rustin
PART 1: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND CULTURE: HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL ENCOUNTERS
Introduction: S.Radstone
A City of Souls and the Soul of the City: Alfred Döblin and the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute; V.Fuechtner
A New Naturalism: On the Origins of Psychoanalysis as a Social Theory of Subjectivity; K.Figlio
The Unconscious and Others: Rescue, Inclusivity and the Eroticisation of Difference in 1930s Vienna; M.Nava
Psychoanalysis and Culture in Secular Times; M.Rustin
Thinking Art and Psychoanalysis; J.Sayers
Michel de Certeau and the Possibilities of Psychoanalytic Cultural Studies; B.Highmore
PART 2: CULTURE AND TRAUMA AS WORKING THROUGH
Introduction: C.Bainbridge & C.Yates
Everything to Play For: Masculinity, Trauma and the Pleasures of DVD Technologies; C.Bainbridge & C.Yates
Landscape After Ruins; P.Cohen
"Father, Can't You See I'm Burning?" Trauma, Ethics and the Possibility of Community in J.M.Coetzee's 'Age of Iron'; S.Durrant
Film, Feminism and Melanie Klein: 'Weird Lullabies'; S.Gordon
PART 3: THE VIEW FROM THE CLINIC
Introduction
Reality and Unreality in Fact and Fiction; R.Britton
The Idealisation of a Lost Object in Julietta and in Clinical Work; D.Hindle & S.Godsil
Grief in the Mother's Eyes: A Search for Identity; M.Reid
Forever Young: Not Psychoanalysing Bob Dylan; M.Lawrence & G.Pearson
Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Dionysiac and the Apollonian in Euripides' Bacchae; D.Bell
Clinical and Academic Psychoanalytic Criticism: Differences That Matter; S.Radstone
Index


Authors

CAROLINE BAINBRIDGE is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Roehampton University, UK, where she is also Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Film and Audio-Visual Cultures (www.crfac.org). She is the co-editor of a special edition of Journal for Cultural Research on trauma in the field of visual culture.

SUSANNAH RADSTONE is Reader in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies at the University of East London, UK. She is co-editor of Public Emotions and the companion volumes Contested Pasts: The Politics of Memory and Regimes of Memory. Her forthcoming books include On Memory and Confession: The Sexual Politics of Time, and Mapping Memory

MICHAEL RUSTIN is Professor of Sociology at the University of East London, and a Visiting Professor at the Tavistock Clinic, UK. He is author of The Good Society and the Inner World: Psychoanalysis, Culture, Politics and Reason and Unreason: Psychoanalysis, Science and Politics, and, with Margaret Rustin, of Narratives of Love and Loss: Studies in Modern Children's Fiction and Mirror to Nature: Drama Psychoanalysis and Society.

CANDIDA YATES is Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies at the University of East London, UK. Her research interests include masculinity, affect, cinema and cultural change and she has published related articles in journals such as Psychoanalytic Studies and Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. Her forthcoming book is Masculine Jealousy and Contemporary Cinema.