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Lacan and the Ghosts of Modernity: Masculinity, Tradition, and the Anxiety of Influence

Lacan and the Ghosts of Modernity: Masculinity, Tradition, and the Anxiety of Influence

by Marshall Needleman Armintor, Hans H. Rudnick


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ISBN-13: 9780820469065
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 09/02/2004
Series: Studies in Literary Criticism and Theory Series , #20
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

The Author: Marshall Needleman Armintor received his Ph.D. in English from Rice University in Houston, Texas. His principal research interests are European modernist literature and culture, literary theory, the history of Continental thought, and the postmodern novel. He currently teaches at the University of North Texas.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviationsxv
1.Transference, Pedagogy, and Psychoanalytic Traditions: Freud, Lacan, and Plato's Symposium1
"The Freudian Thing" and the Spectre(s) of Freud3
Freud and His Forbears: The Interpretation of Dreams7
Seminar VIII: Lacan, Plato, and Psychoanalytic Pedagogy15
"Gold in Exchange for Bronze": Pedagogical Illusions and Plato's Symposium21
Lacan, Oedipus, and Revelation28
2.Clerambault and Heidegger: Of Our Antecedents31
Clerambault: Maitre de Lacan33
Clerambault, L'Automatisme Mental, and the Split Self34
Clerambault and Lacan's Early Assessment of Paranoia39
Heidegger: Society, Death, Desire42
Heidegger and Lacan: Seminar II49
Denouement: The Death of Clerambault55
3.Paranoia: Schreber, Lacan, and The Sacred Fount57
Schreber: Memoirs of My Nervous Illness59
Lacan: Les Psychoses69
Henry James: The Sacred Fount75
Schizophrenia and Its Place in Psychoanalysis84
4.Masochism: Reading Fantasy with Lacan, Sacher-Masoch, and Proust86
Freud, Masochism, and the Beating Fantasy87
The Lacanian Perplex92
Fantastic Narratives: Deleuze and Sacher-Masoch98
Proust: Memory, Fantasy, and Nostalgia106
Masochism: Approved (Pere)version111
5.Narcissism: Lacan, The Symptom, and the Joycean Uses of Psychoanalysis114
Freud: The Ambiguity of Narcissism117
Joyce and "Lotus-Eaters"122
Coda: Joyce, Psychoanalysis, Fatherhood, and the Wake132
6.Conclusion: Psychoanalysis, Modernity, and the Philosophical Tradition139
The Psychoanalytic Dialogue139
Seduced and Abandoned: Beyond Psychoanalysis144

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