The Poetics of Psychoanalysis

Author: Mary Jacobus
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199246366
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'The Poetics of Psychoanalysis' explores the literary aspects of the 20th century psychoanalytic tradition that has come to be known as British Object Relations psychoanalysis. It focuses on the writing of Klein, Sharpe, Riviere, Isaacs, Winnicott, Milner and Bion.

Understanding Psychoanalysis

Author: Matthew Sharpe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317492951
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"Understanding Psychoanalysis" presents a broad introduction to the key concepts and developments in psychoanalysis and its impact on modern thought. Charting pivotal moments in the theorization and reception of psychoanalysis, the book provides a comprehensive account of the concerns and development of Freud's work, as well as his most prominent successors, Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan.The work of these leading psychoanalytic theorists has greatly influenced thinking across other disciplines, notably feminism, film studies, poststructuralism, social and cultural theory, the philosophy of science and the emerging discipline of neuropsychoanalysis. Analysing this engagement with other disciplines and their key theorists, "Understanding Psychoanalysis" argues for a reconsideration of psychoanalysis as a resource for philosophy, science, and cultural studies.

Psychoanalytic Aesthetics

Author: Nicky Glover
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1855756862
Format: PDF
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'This is a book to which the attention of students of art theory and criticism, and all those interested in the important application of psychoanalysis to other fields of study, should be drawn. "Psychoanalytic Aesthetics" rethinks the classical account of the relation between art and madness, creativity and psychoneurosis, and the distinction between the primary and secondary processes. It covers a great deal of ground and reviews many psychoanalytic writers (predominantly of the British tradition) on aesthetics, as well as many of the aestheticians using a psychoanalytic background. It is well written and there is an impressive grasp of the many writers covered. More than this, the book is also a work of psychoanalytic scholarship, being a masterly overview of psychoanalytic schools of thought, and an in-depth study of the British object-relations schools. It amply achieves its overriding goal to demon! strate that the work of the British School presents a significant contribution to psychoanalytic aesthetics and criticism, updating Freud, Kris and the classical contributions to the field. It is therefore potentially a very useful source book for future scholars of both psychoanalysis and of aesthetics.' Robert D. Hinshelwood, Psychoanalyst and Professor, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex

Melanie Klein and Beyond

Author: Harry Karnac
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1855755440
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'Did Melanie Klein ever think that 50 years after her death her ideas would be spreading world-wide in such a fruitful and productive way? In one sense she would be surprised, but in another, I think she might have regarded it as just to be expected. She had a very high regard for her own work, and enormous confidence that she was on to something new. At the same time she was fatefully resigned to being misunderstood and rejected - just as Freud had been, of course. But now, here is the evidence of her success: two thousand plus references, and climbing. Klein's ideas are truly international now, and perhaps wherever Freud is there Klein shall be, to adapt a well-known phrase. Of course this is in the context of other schools which also spread slipperily across the globe, thanks now to the web. But Harry Karnac's bibliography is a proper published document, and is of immense potential use for clinicians, students, and researchers. Its embrace is much wider than Kleinian texts on PEPWeb, and it is a natural companion to that database. It is also a companion to Harry's previous bibliographies of Winnicott and Bion.' - Bob Hinshelwood, from the Foreword

Melanie Klein

Author: Deborah P. Britzman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319260855
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This volume introduces the psychoanalyst Melanie Klein to the general field of education and traces her theories of mental life as an emotional situation, through to problems of self/other relations in our own time. The case is made for Klein’s relevance and the difficulties her theories pose to the activities of learning and pedagogical relation. Klein’s vocabulary—the paranoid/schizoid and depressive positions, phantasy, object relations, projective identification, anxiety, envy, and the urge for reparation and gratitude— are discussed in terms of their evolution and the designs of her main questions, all stemming from the problem of inhibition. Her contribution to an understanding of symbolization and the shift from concrete thinking to greater freedom of mind is analyzed. The essay develops the following questions: why is learning an emotional situation? How did Klein’s life and larger history influence her views? What are her central theories of mental life? Why did Klein focus on anxiety and phantasies as making up the life of the mind? What is object relations theory? And, what does Klein’s model of the self proffer to contemporary education in schools and in universities?

Between Art Practice and Psychoanalysis Mid Twentieth Century

Author: Dr Beth Williamson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409467627
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The work of art theorist Anton Ehrenzweig is explored in this original and timely study. An analysis of the dynamic and invigorating intellectual influences, institutional framework and legacy of his work, this book uses previously unexamined archival material and unseen artworks to reveal the context within which Ehrenzweig worked, and how that influenced him and those artists with whom he worked closely.

Marion Milner The Life

Author: Emma Letley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135022232
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Artist, poet, educationalist and autobiographer, Marion Milner is considered one of the most original of psychoanalytic thinkers whose life (1900-1998) spans a century of radical change. Marion Milner: The Life, is the first biography of this extraordinary woman. It introduces Milner and her works to the reader through her family, colleagues and, above all through her books, charting their evolution and development as well as their critical reception and contribution to current twenty-first century debates and discourses. In this book Emma Letley draws on primary sources, including the newly-opened Marion Milner Collection at the Archives of the British Psychoanalytical Society in London, as well as interviews and the re-contextualised series of Milner texts. She traces the process of Milner's writing of her books, her discovery of psychoanalysis, her training and her place in that world from the 1940's onwards. Marion Milner: The Life includes discussion of Milner's connection with D.W. Winnicott and her emergence as a most individual member of the Independent Group. Letley also shows how Milner's Personal Notebooks offer fascinating insights into her relationships, both personal and professional, and into many of her important ideas on creativity, the body-mind relationship, her revolutionary ideas on education and her particular personality as clinician working with both children and adults. Further, Letley explores Milner's literary character from her very early diaries and narratives to her last book written in her 90's published in 2012. Marion Milner: The Life places Marion Milner firmly in her Edwardian family setting and contains new material from primary sources, including a new view of her collegial connections. It provides a wealth of material on her life and works that will be invaluable to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, art psychotherapists, students, those involved with life writing and autobiography, and the general reader.

Unconscious and word

Author: Lamberto Donegà
Publisher: Lampi di stampa
ISBN: 8848817920
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The word countless times reaches the threshold of our body, perhaps following a path unknown to us, an attempt to love the world with the heart and the look: a layer of opinions, judgments, silences, sensations. The rapidity 'does not like the word: fast acquisition of each fragment of this slows down the progress, the memory. The word then look for a space in which the desire is affirmed without simplifications, where being transformed life subtracting -time as the death.

Transferential Poetics from Poe to Warhol

Author: Adam Frank
Publisher:
ISBN: 0823262464
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Transferential Poetics, from Poe to Warhol presents a method and a model for improving the practice of criticism by bringing theories of affect to the specific study of poetics. Informed by the thinking of Silvan Tomkins, Melanie Klein, and Wilfred Bion, it offers new interpretations of the poetics of four major American artists: Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and Andy Warhol. Adam Frank emphasizes the close, reflexive attention each of these artists pays to the transfer of feeling between text and reader, or composition and audience - their transferential poetics. In analyzing and exploring these poetics and their motives in detail Frank unfolds those affect dynamics that are fundamental to experiences of composition, expression, group phenomena, thinking and learning, and self-care. Because it aims to account for the conceptual intimacy between theatricality and affect Transferential Poetics, from Poe to Warhol will appeal to media and performance studies scholars as well as to readers and critics of American literature. Frank argues that the peculiar theatricality of the work of these four major artists can be understood in terms of a reciprocal relation between the bodily means of communicating affect (by face and voice) and technologies of graphic reproduction. The book's historical route from Poe to Warhol culminates in television, a technology and cultural form that makes affect distinctly available to perception. In its various returns to television - as technology, as institution, as writing, as theater - this book seeks a loose, integrated approach to criticism across mediums of composition and performance.

Teaching Bion

Author: Meg Harris Williams
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 178220119X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is one of a short series on the teaching of post-Kleinian psychoanalysis, with a companion volume on Teaching Meltzer. Wilfred Bion always emphasised that he had no desire to implant his thoughts in others but hoped instead to inspire their own process of self-knowledge or ‘becoming’, which can only take place in the conviction that the mind ‘exists’ and is not merely a figure of speech. He spoke of ‘intercessors’ and cited one of his own teachers, Socrates, on the need to distinguish phantoms from real thoughts, intelligence from wisdom. Like psychoanalysis itself, teaching is a form of learning from experience, conducted in the context of a joint search with students or colleagues, or indeed patients. A good teacher is essentially a student, and ‘What are you when you cease to be a student of psychoanalysis?” as Bion said. Teaching the work of one’s teachers can be an especially fruitful means of internalising them, and an invitation to others. The contributions in this book are international and varied in their approach, and have been worked out over time, so offer an opportunity for current and future teachers to experiment and analyse their own methods. Style, cultural context, personal bias and interests are all important in making the teaching situation a live and authentic one from which the participants, and likewise the reader, can select what speaks to them.