Dreams and Drama: Psychoanalytic Criticism, Creativity, and the Artist / Edition 1

Dreams and Drama: Psychoanalytic Criticism, Creativity, and the Artist / Edition 1

by Alan Roland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819566012

ISBN-13: 9780819566010

Pub. Date: 02/13/2003

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

In this bold new study, artist and psychoanalyst Alan Roland charts new pathways in psychoanalytic thinking about art and creativity. Grounded in clinical observations and the author’s personal experiences as a visual artist and dramatist, Dreams and Drama revises long-held views in applied psychoanalysis and adds important new dimensions to clinical

Overview

In this bold new study, artist and psychoanalyst Alan Roland charts new pathways in psychoanalytic thinking about art and creativity. Grounded in clinical observations and the author’s personal experiences as a visual artist and dramatist, Dreams and Drama revises long-held views in applied psychoanalysis and adds important new dimensions to clinical psychoanalytic thinking. Considering the use of imagery and symbolic expression in dreams and art, Roland argues against the pervasive assumption in applied psychoanalysis which posits art as the artist’s daydream dressed in aesthetic clothes. Roland works against this reductive notion to show how both artistic and psychoanalytic endeavors are enriched when one considers the integration of primary and imaginative secondary processes of imagery and symbolization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819566010
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
02/13/2003
Series:
Disseminations: Psychoanalysis in Contexts
Edition description:
1st U.S. Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I THE ARTIST AND THE ARTISTIC PROCESS
Psycholanalytic Therapy with the Career Artist
The Artistic Self and Artists’ Self objects and Transformative Objects: Relational Perspectives on the Artistic Process
II DREAMS, IMAGERY AND CREATIVITY
The Context and Unique Function of Dreams in Psychoanalytic Therapy
Imagery and Symbolic Expression in Dreams and Art
Imagery and the Self in Artistic Creativity
III PSYCHOANALYTIC CRITICISM
Toward a Reorientation of Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism
Psychoanalysis in Search of Pirandello: Six Characters and Henry IV
Alan Roland and Gina Rizzo
Pinter’s Homecoming: Imagoes in Dramatic Action
Reflection: An Afterword
References
Index

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