‘Psychoanalysis and …’ by Richard Feldstein & Henry Sussman

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Originally published in 1990, Psychoanalysis and… brings together essays by critics whose work demonstrates the lively interpenetration of psychoanalysis and other disciplines. Andrew Ross investigates psychoanalysis and Marxist thought; Joel Fineman reads the “sound of O” in Othello; Jane Gallop asks “Why does Freud giggle when the women leave the room?”; and Ellie Ragland-Sullivan examines Lacan’s seminars on James Joyce. This stimulating collection of work should still be required reading, especially for students of literature. But Psychoanalysis and… demonstrates that psychoanalysis – and theoretical criticism, and feminism, and Lacanian theory, and semiotics, and Marxism, and deconstruction, and literary criticism – was, at the time, a rich and expanding terrain.


Contents

Introduction.
Part 1: Psychoanalysis and Theoretical Criticism
1. Psychoanalysis as an Intervention in Contemporary Theory Cary Nelson
2. Psychoanalysis, Literary Criticism, and the Problem of Authority Samuel Weber
3. The Sound of O in Othello: The Real of the Tragedy of Desire Joel Fineman

Part 2: Psychoanalysis and Feminism
4. Why Does Freud Giggle When the Women Leave the Room? Jane Gallop
5. The Female Subject: (What) Does Woman Want? Jerry Aline Flieger

Part 3: Psychoanalysis and Lacanian Theory
6. Lacan’s Seminars on James Joyce: Writing as Symptom and “Singular Solution” Ellie Ragland Sullivan

Part 4: Psychoanalysis and Semiotics
7. The Limits of the Semiotic Approach to Psychoanalysis Slavoj Zizek

Part 5: Psychoanalysis and Marxism
8. The Politics of Impossibility Andrew Ross

Part 6: Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction
9. Psychoanalysis Modern and Post-Modern Henry Sussman
10. Psychoanalysis and Deconstruction and Woman Ruth Salvaggio

Part 7: Psychoanalysis and Literary Criticism
11. The Bostonians and the Figure of the Speaking Woman Claire Kahane
12. Faulkner’s Dispossession of Personae Non Gratae Richard Feldstein
13. A Shattered Globe: Narcissism and Masochism in Virginia Woolf’s Life-Writing Charles Bernheimer

Notes and References.