Psychoanalysis is of immense importance in different ways to Hélène Cixous and Jacques Derrida. Bringing together original essays by leading contemporary thinkers in literary theory and continental philosophy, including a contribution by Cixous herself, this volume explores the place of psychoanalysis in their work. It has a double focus: both on the complex ‘treatment’ to which psychoanalysis is subjected by Jacques Derrida and Hélène Cixous, and on the role of psychoanalytical concepts and insights in the extraordinary intellectual dialogue that united these two groundbreaking authors over several decades.
- Cixous, Derrida, Psychoanalysis
MARK DAWSON, MAIRÉAD HANRAHAN AND ERIC PRENOWITZ
- A Kind of Magic
- Three ‘Jacques’ for one ‘Hélène’ (or, how to build a Gnomon with No-One)
- Writing Symptomatically
- To Awake, Shakespeare of the Night
- Cixous, Derrida and Psychoanalysis: The Principle of Intermittence, or Dwelling on the Angle
- Faulty Burials: Reinventing Psychoanalysis
About the Author
Eric Prenowitz is Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. He is an acclaimed reader and translator of both Hélène Cixous and Jacques Derrida. Recent publications include special editions of parallax and New Literary History on the work of Hélène Cixous, and 'Rêvécrire', in Rêver croire penser, CampagnePremière, 2010.