Freud s Drive Psychoanalysis Literature and Film

Teresa De Lauretis makes a bold and orginal argument for the renewed relevance of the Freudian theory of drives, through close readings of texts ranging from cinema and literature to psychoanalysis and cultural theory.

Author: Teresa De Lauretis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230583040

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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Teresa De Lauretis makes a bold and orginal argument for the renewed relevance of the Freudian theory of drives, through close readings of texts ranging from cinema and literature to psychoanalysis and cultural theory.

Literature and Film Dispositioned

Reality Matters RobWhite FREUD'S MEMORY Psychoanalysis, Mourning and the
Foreign Body TeresadeLauretis FREUD'S DRIVE: PSYCHOANALYSIS,
LITERATURE AND FILM MarkNash SCREEN THEORY CULTURE Richard
Robinson ...

Author: Alice Gavin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137295457

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

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Literature and Film, Dispositioned looks to twentieth-century literature's encounter with film as a means to thinking about the locations of thought in literature and literature's location in the world. It includes readings of works by James Joyce, Henry James, and Samuel Beckett, whose Film (1965) forms a concluding focus.

A Concise Companion to Psychoanalysis Literature and Culture

Taken together, these essays provide a timely and pertinent assessment of current psychoanalytic methods that also sketch out future directions for theory and interpretation.

Author: Laura Marcus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118610229

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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This concise companion explores the history of psychoanalytic theory and its impact on contemporary literary criticism by tracing its movement across disciplinary and cultural boundaries. Contains original essays by leading scholars, using a wide range of cultural and historical approaches Discusses key concepts in psychoanalysis, such as the role of dreaming, psychosexuality, the unconscious, and the figure of the double, while considering questions of gender, race, asylum and international law, queer theory, time, and memory Spans the fields of psychoanalysis, literature, cultural theory, feminist and gender studies, translation studies, and film. Provides a timely and pertinent assessment of current psychoanalytic methods while also sketching out future directions for theory and interpretation

Knots

This collection of specially commissioned essays offers a wide array of new psychoanalytic approaches impacted by Lacanian theory, queer studies, post-colonial studies, feminism, and deconstruction in the domains of film and literature.

Author: JEAN MICHEL RABATE

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000754081

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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This collection of specially commissioned essays offers a wide array of new psychoanalytic approaches impacted by Lacanian theory, queer studies, post-colonial studies, feminism, and deconstruction in the domains of film and literature. We have witnessed a remarkable return to psychoanalysis in those fields, fields from which it had been excluded or discredited for a while. This has changed recently, and we need to understand why. The fourteen essays make use a freshly minted psychoanalytic concepts to read diverse texts, films and social practices. The distinguished authors gathered here, an international group of scholars coming from Japan, China, Korea, India, Belgium, Greece, France, Australia, and the USA, are all cognizant of the advances of theory under the form of deconstruction, feminism, post-colonial studies and trauma studies. These essays take into account the latest developments in Lacanian theory and never bracket off subjective agency when dealing with literature or film. The authors make sense of changes brought to psychoanalytical theory by redefinitions of the Oedipus complex, reconsiderations of the death drive, applications of Lacan’s symptom and the concept of the Real, reassessments of the links between affect and trauma, insights into the resilience of Romantic excess and jouissance, awareness of the role of transference in classical and modernist texts, and pedagogical techniques aimed at teaching difficult texts, all the while testifying to the influence on Lacanian theory of thinkers like Maurice Blanchot, Roland Barthes, Melanie Klein, Didier Anzieu, Jacques Derrida, Judith Butler, Gilles Deleuze, Alain Badiou, and Slavoj Zizek.

Salem Health

Freud's Drive : Psychoanalysis , Literature , and Film . New York : Palgrave
Macmillan , 2008. Freud's theory of drives is examined in relation to literature ,
cinema , psychoanalysis , and cultural theory . Rychlak , Joseph F. “ The
Beginnings of ...

Author: Nancy A. Piotrowski

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587655609

Category: Psychology

Page: 2208

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This comprehensive five-volume set covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions --from publisher description.

Freud s Memory

... Rob White FREUD'S MEMORY Psychoanalysis , Mourning and the Foreign
Body Teresa de Lauretis FREUD'S DRIVE Psychoanalysis , Literature and Film
Mark Nash SCREEN THEORY CULTURE Richard Robinson NARRATIVES OF
THE ...

Author: Rob White

Publisher: Language, Discourse, Society (

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 183

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A wide-ranging reading of Freud's work, this book focuses on Freud's scientifically discredited ideas about inherited memory in relation both to poststructuralist debates about mourning, and to certain uncanny figurative traits in his writing. Freud's Memory argues for an enriched understanding of the strangenesses in Freud rather than any denunciation of psychoanalysis as a bogus explanatory method.

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Denis . The art instinct : beauty , pleasure & human evolution . Bloomsbury , 2009
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Aesthetics and The Work of Art

... AFFECT AND INTIMACY Reality Matters Rob White FREUD'S MEMORY
Psychoanalysis , Mourning and the Foreign Body Teresa de Lauretis FREUD'S
DRIVE Psychoanalysis , Literature and Film Mark Nash SCREEN THEORY
CULTURE ...

Author: Peter de Bolla

Publisher: Language, Discourse, Society (

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 247

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In this book, ten leading commentators explore the interfaces between art and aesthetics in dialogue with a philosophical text (Theodor Adorno's draft introduction to Aesthetic Theory), a piece of literary writing (Franz Kafka's A Report to an Academy), and a major contemporary painting (Gerhard Richter's Betty, 1988).

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Boothby , Richard . Death and Desire : Psychoanalytic Theory in Lacan's Return
to Freud . New York : Routledge , 1991 . Freud as Philosopher : Metapsychology
after Lacan . ... Freud's Drive : Psychoanalysis , Literature and Film . Language ...

Author: Kristina Valendinova

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Page: 686

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The Ends of Mourning

The book charts the emergence and development of the problem of mourning in the writings of Freud, Proust, and Freud's successor Lacan.

Author: Alessia Ricciardi

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804747776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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The Ends of Mourning explores from an interdisciplinary perspective the contemporary crisis of mourning. In an age skeptical of history and memory, we relate to the past only as a spectacle, a product to be consumed in the cultural marketplace. The book charts the emergence and development of the problem of mourning in the writings of Freud, Proust, and Freud's successor Lacan. Freud's idea of "sorrow work" and Proust's concept of involuntary memory defined the terms of the classic modernist account of mourning in the fields of psychoanalysis and literature. Yet their insistence on the egotistical aspects of loss to the exclusion of all ethical and political considerations threatens the dissolution of the question of mourning.

Reality Television Affect and Intimacy

... Matters Rob White FREUD ' S MEMORY Psychoanalysis , Mourning and the
Foreign Body Teresa de Lauretis FREUD ' S DRIVE : PSYCHOANALYSIS ,
LITERATURE AND FILM Mark Nash SCREEN THEORY CULTURE Richard
Robinson ...

Author: Misha Kavka

Publisher: Language, Discourse, Society (

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

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Reality Television, Affect and Intimacy shifts current discussions of media and reality from the informative to the affective, from knowledge to feelings. In reality television, Misha Kavka argues, everyday ‘reality’ is the ground for an experience of immediacy, or televisual intimacy, that is self-evidently mediated and performed. The book explores this paradox by conceptualising the relation between affect and media. For Kavka, affect matters because the feelings generated across the screen are real in a material way. Investigating such concepts as publicity and privacy in reality TV families, performance technologies in Big Brother, arranged marriages in romance reality TV, and gender, race and sexuality in Survivor and Project Runway, she argues that affect is the core reality of a public sphere that is reconfigured by its viewing patterns. Renewing attention to the complexities of affective intimacies, this book offers the rich realities of feeling as a critical alternative to traditional communication models.

Acts of Pedagogy

DeLauretis , Teresa . Freud's Drive : Psychoanalysis , Literature and Film .
Hampshire and New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2008 . Figures of Resistance :
Essays in Feminist Theory . Urbana and Chicago : University of Illinois Press ,
2007 .

Author: Natalie Suzanne Loveless

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Page: 488

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Madonna On the Couch

However, my intended agenda for this essay proved somewhat incompatible with my findings, which means that quite frequently there was no clear-cut distinction to make between, for instance, the universal prominence of sexuality and the ...

Author: Matthias Groß

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640104595

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 22

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Leipzig (Institut für Amerikanistik), course: Psychoanalysis in Literature, 19 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper is taking interest in Madonna and psychoanalysis, yet it is not supposed to conclude as an analysis of Madonna and her psychic condition as a patient. However, what I am trying to do on the following pages is to detect and employ various concepts of Freud’s revolutionary theory (or rather theories) in the context of pop star Madonna and her music videos in particular. Initiated by a seminar on psychoanalysis and literature, this paper tries to portray how influential Freud’s findings were and to this day still are, but probably also that the post-Freudian society at times seems to escape into thoroughly explaining matters with the help of their layman understandings and ideas of psychoanalysis. What I am trying to say is that one is tempted to overdo interpretations with the help of psychoanalysis, ignoring the fact that it has limitations as well. I noticed myself, especially, becoming oblivious to that fact when analyzing Madonna. That occurrence, however, exemplifies how prone we are, as post-Freudians, to employ this theory in our thinking, understanding, and interpretation of ideas and concepts; not only in academic spheres, but also in everyday life. I have tried to structure this paper in accordance of the various psychoanalytic concepts that I chose to discuss in regard to Madonna’s music videos. However, my intended agenda for this essay proved somewhat incompatible with my findings, which means that quite frequently there was no clear-cut distinction to make between, for instance, the universal prominence of sexuality and the dream and their overall importance in applying psychoanalytic theory on literary texts (in this case on music videos and sequences). Owing to better readability and coherence, however, I still arranged this paper in chapters, pointing out once more that cross-references and repetitions to some extent are indispensable. Since the focus of this paper is on Madonna’s music videos, visual representations so to speak, I start out discussing the importance of psychoanalysis and its ramifications for film theory. I have struggled with the equalization of entire films, in which film theory is based, and music videos; yet I have found that these sequences, in a way, tell entire stories as well, and, owing to their limitations in regard to the time frame, are condensed to a much larger extent than are ordinary films, which is reflected in the frequent employment of symbolism and ciphers in music-video composition (This condensation itself implies a close similarity to Freud’s comments about the dream-work.) Beginning with general theoretical observations on film theory and psychoanalysis in terms of modes and conventions of perception I will lead to the discussion of the actual contents of Madonna’s music videos in regard to at least some of Freud’s ideas.

Horse Stories

... girl routes through the doll ( in Freud's words ) “ the exclusiveness of her
attachment to her mother , accompanied by a ... fantasy , and the constitution of
the psychic self , see de Lauretis's Freud's Drive : Psychoanalysis , Literature and
Film ...

Author: Natalie Corinne Hansen

Publisher:

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Category: Animals (Philosophy)

Page: 338

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The Difficulty of Difference

This book argues that serious misreadings of Freud and Lacan on sexual difference have characterized prevailing models of psychoanalytic film criticism.

Author: D. N. Rodowick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317928547

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 116

This book argues that serious misreadings of Freud and Lacan on sexual difference have characterized prevailing models of psychoanalytic film criticism. In critiquing theories of identification and female spectatorship, the author maintains that early film theorists and feminist critics are equally guilty of imposing a binary conception of sexual difference on Freud’s thought. By embracing such a rigid definition of male/female difference, they fail to understand the fundamentally complex and fluid process of sexual identification as it is articulated in Freud’s writing, constructed in film texts, and negotiated by spectators. The book turns to Freud’s work on fantasy to develop an alternative model for interpreting sexuality in the visual and narrative arts, one that emphasizes a ‘politics of critical reading’ over accepted theories of ideological identification. Originally published in 1991, its strategic focus on psychoanalysis itself as an object of historical and critical inquiry, and not simply as a reading method is the unique quality of this book.

Fl nerie Gender and the Politics of Marginality in Representations of London 1820 1940

functions as a symbol of this circuitousness and desire — she seeks and is the
death 39 drive towards quiescence . ... that speak 39 Teresa de Lauretis's current
work on Freud's drive theories discusses figural inscriptions of the death and
sexual drives and their interrelation in Barnes's Nightwood . ... Work :
Psychoanalysis , Literature , and Film , forthcoming from Macmillan UK . the
unspeakable .

Author: Denise L. Silva

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Page: 660

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Cinematic Cuts

In Cinematic Cuts, scholars explore the philosophical, literary, and psychoanalytic significance of film endings, analyzing how film endings engage our fantasies of cheating death, finding true love, or determining the meaning of life.

Author: Sheila Kunkle

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438461380

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 516

Explores the philosophical, literary, and psychoanalytic significance of film endings.

Editing has been called the language of cinema, and thus a film’s ending can be considered the final punctuation mark of this language, framing everything that came before and offering the key to both our interpretation and our enjoyment of a film. In Cinematic Cuts, scholars explore the philosophical, literary, and psychoanalytic significance of film endings, analyzing how film endings engage our fantasies of cheating death, finding true love, or determining the meaning of life. They examine how endings offer various forms of enjoyment for the spectator, from the momentary fulfillment of desire in the happy ending to the pleasurable torment of an indeterminate ending. The contributors also consider how film endings open onto larger questions relating to endings in our time. They suggest how a film ending’s hidden counternarrative can be read as a political act, how our interpretation of a film ending parallels the end of a psychoanalytical session, how film endings reveal our anxieties and fears, and how cinema itself might end with the increasing intervention of digital technologies that reorient the spectator’s sense of temporality and closure. Films by Akira Kurosawa, Lars von Trier, Joon-Hwan Jang, Claire Denis, Christopher Nolan, Jane Campion, John Huston, and Spike Jonze, among others, are discussed.

Sigmund Freud

This text offers students an introduction to Freud's importance for psychoanalytic literary criticism, while tracing the scientific and cultural contexts from which he emerged. The book covers Freud's terminology and key ideas.

Author: Pamela Thurschwell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415473683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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This text offers students an introduction to Freud's importance for psychoanalytic literary criticism, while tracing the scientific and cultural contexts from which he emerged. The book covers Freud's terminology and key ideas.

Representing the Woman

Representing the Woman: Cinema and Psychoanalysis examines the theory and politics of representation in narrative film.

Author: Elizabeth Cowie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349252697

Category: Political Science

Page: 397

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Representing the Woman: Cinema and Psychoanalysis examines the theory and politics of representation in narrative film. Questioning current accounts of cinema's pleasures for men and women, Elizabeth Cowie draws on the psychoanalytic theory of Freud and Lacan to propose a new understanding of the relation of identification, fantasy and the drives, and of voyeurism and fetishism to the pleasures of cinema and to the making of the feminine and masculine spectators of film.