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Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern Identities

Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern Identities

by Rachel Bowlby


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ISBN-13: 9780199270392
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/19/2007
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

After a PhD in Comparative Literature at Yale University, Rachel Bowlby taught at the universities of Sussex, Oxford, and York. In 2004 she moved to University College London where she is Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature. She has written books on the history of shopping (Just Looking, Carried Away), on psychoanalysis and feminism (Still Crazy After All These Years, Shopping with Freud), and on Virginia Woolf (Feminist Destinations and Further Essays on Virginia Woolf). She has also translated a number of works of contemporary French philosophy, by authors including Jacques Derrida and Jean-François Lyotard. In Freudian Mythologies she draws on her background in classical studies.

Table of Contents

1. Freud's Classical Mythologies
2. Never Done, Never to Return: Hysteria and After
3. Fifty Fifty: Female Subjectivity and the Danaids
4. The Other Day: The Interpretation of Daydreams
5. A Freudian Curiosity
6. The Cronus Complex: Psychoanalytic Myths of the Future for Boys and Girls
7. Oedipal Origins
8. Playing God: Reproductive Realism in Euripides' Ion
9. Retranslations, Reproductions, Recapitulations

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