The Dreams of Interpretation: A Century down the Royal Road

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Overview

Rethinking the importance of Sigmund Freud’s landmark book The Interpretation of Dreams a century after its publication in 1900, this work brings together psychoanalysts, philosophers, cultural theorists, film and visual theorists, and literary critics from several continents in a compilation of the best clinical and theoretical work being done in psychoanalysis today. It is unique in convening both theory and practice in productive dialogue, reflecting on the encounter between psychoanalysis and the tradition of hermeneutics. Collectively the essays argue that Freud’s legacy has shaped the way we think about not only psychology and the nature of the self but also our understanding of politics, culture, and even thought itself.

 

Contributors: Willy Apollon, Gifric; Karyn Ball, U of Alberta, Edmonton; Raymond Bellour, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; Patricia Gherovici, Philadelphia Lacan Study Group and Seminar; Judith Feher-Gurewich, New York U; Jonathan Kahana, New York U; A. Kiarina Kordela, Macalester College; Pablo Kovalovsky, Clinica de Borde; Jean Laplanche, U of Lausanne; Laura Marcus, U of Sussex; Andrew McNamara, Queensland U of Technology; Claire Nahon; Yun Peng, U of Minnesota; Gerard Pommier, Nantes U; Jean-Michel Rabaté, Princeton U; Laurence A. Rickels, U of California, Santa Barbara; Avital Ronell, New York U; Elke Siegel, Yale U; Rei Terada, U of California, Irvine; Klaus Theweleit, U of Freiburg-im-Breisgau; Paul Verhaege, U of Ghent, Belgium; Silke-Maria Weineck, U of Michigan.

 

Catherine Liu is associate professor of comparative literature and film and media studies at the University of California, Irvine. John Mowitt is professor and chair of cultural studies and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. Thomas Pepper is associate professor of cultural studies and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. Jakki Spicer received her Ph.D. in cultural studies and comparative literature from the University of Minnesota.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816648009
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 11/19/2007
  • Series: Cultural Critique Books
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Editors' Note     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: "What Are You Doing Tonight?"   Catherine Liu   John Mowitt   Thomas Pepper   Jakki Spicer     xiii
Relations with Neighbors: Ethics
The Ethics of the Dreamer   Gerard Pommier     3
"In dreams begin responsibilites": Toward Dream Ethics   Jean-Michel Rabate     11
The Dream in the Wake of the Freudian Rupture   Willy Apollon     23
Freud's Dream of America   Patricia Gherovici     39
Literature and Pathology: Masochism Takes the Upper Hand   Avital Ronell     55
Family, Friends, And Other Relations
Sounds of Satan   Laurence A. Rickels     75
Heteros Autos: Freud's Fatherhood   Silke-Maria Weineck     97
"Non vixit": Friends Survived   Elke Siegel     115
Other Desires
The Dream between Drive and Desire: A Question of Representability   Paul Verhaeghe     135
Is Lacan Borderline?   Judith Feher-Gurewich     147
Dream Model and Mirroring Anxiety: Sexuality and Theory   Claire Nahon     159
Focuses on the Apparatus
Closing and Opening of the Dream: Must Chapter VII Be Rewritten?   Jean Laplanche     177
Dreaming and Cinematographic Consciousness   Laura Marcus     197
A Knock Made for the Eye: Image and Awakening in Deleuze and Freud   Yun Peng     215
Matters of Intensity
Insomnia   Pablo Kovalovsky     227
Strange Intelligibility: Clarity and Vivacity in Dream Language   Rei Terada     235
Interpretative Arts
The Marnie Color   Raymond Bellour     253
"Other Languages": Testimony, Transference, and Translation in Documentary Film   Jonathan Kahana     263
Wondrous Objectivity: Art History, Freud, and Detection   Andrew McNamara     283
Thoughtful Articulations
Marx, Condensed and Displaced   A. Kiarina Kordela     303
The Substance of Psychic Life   Karyn Ball     321
Young Mr. Freud; or, On the Becoming of an Artist: Freud's Various Paths to the Dream Book, 1882-1899   Klaus Theweleit     337
Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made Of: Freud, Life, and Literature   Mary Lydon     357
A Disturbance of Memory at the Podium: To Mary Lydon in Memoriam   John Mowitt
Contributors     367
Index     371
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