Desire of the Analysts: Psychoanalysis and Cultural Criticism

Desire of the Analysts: Psychoanalysis and Cultural Criticism

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ISBN-13: 9780791473009
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/10/2008
Series: SUNY series in Psychoanalysis and Culture Series
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Greg Forter is Associate Professor of English at the University of South Carolina and the author of Murdering Masculinities: Fantasies of Gender and Violence in the American Crime Novel.

Paul Allen Miller is Carolina Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina. He is the author or editor of many books, including (with Barbara K. Gold and Charles Platter) Sex and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Texts: The Latin Tradition, also published by SUNY Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Greg Forter and Paul Allen Miller

Part One Psychoanalysis and the Future of Cultural Criticism

1. Sartre, Politics, and Psychoanalysis: It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got das Ding
Paul Allen Miller

2.Psychoanalysis, Religion, and Cultural Criticism at the New Millennium
Henry Sussman

Part Two Psychoanalysis and Collectivity

3. Lacan’s Four Discourses: A Political Reading
Slavoj Žek

4.Signs of Desire: Nationalism, War, and Rape in Titus Andronicus, Savior, and Calling the Ghosts
Deneen Senasi

Part Three Psychoanalysis and the Author

5. Moving beyond the Politics of Blame: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Kaja Silverman

6. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Psychobiography, and the Fin-de-Siècle Crisis in Masculinity
Greg Forter

Part Four Psychoanalysis and Sexuality

7. Desiring Death: Masochism, Temporality, and the Intermittence of Forms
Domietta Torlasco

8. Sadistic and Masochistic Contracts in Voltaire’s La pucelle d’Orléans and Graffigny’s Lettres d’une Péruvienne; or, What Does the Hymen Want?
Sharon Diane Nell

9. Queer(ing) Pleasure: Having a Gay Old Time in the Culture of Early-Modern France
Pierre Zoberman

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