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Literature and Psychoanalysis: Open Questions

Paragraph Volume 40, Issue 3

Edited by Elissa Marder

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Looks back to Shoshana Felman’s concerns of literature and psychoanalysis in order to invent new forms for the future

In 1977, Shoshana Felman opened up the question of how literature and psychoanalysis speak to each other’s most intimate concerns with her landmark volume of Yale French Studies entitled Literature and Psychoanalysis: The Question of Reading (“Otherwise”) . That relationship, she proposed, needed to be reinvented and transformed into a real dialogue between two different bodies of language and two different modes of knowledge.

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Shoshana Felman

Elissa Marder

The Body’s Testimony: Dramatic Witness in the Eichmann Trial
Cathy Caruth

The Transfer of Complaint:A Narcissistic Time-Share
Avital Ronell

Nothing to Say: The Negative Phrase of Affect
Claire Nouvet

What Are the Chances? Psychoanalysis, Telepathy, and the Accident
Elizabeth Rottenberg

Forbes Morlock,

Knock Knock: Freud’s Fixations
Elissa Marder

The Function and Field of Scansion in Jacques Lacan’s Poetics of Speech
Isabelle Alfandary

Small Experimental Action
Sarah Wood

Dream Treatment: On Sitting Down to Read a Letter from Freud
Nicholas Royle

About the Author

Elissa Marder (Ph.D., Yale University, 1989); joint appointment in the Departments of French and Comparative Literature; international fellow at the London Graduate School: 19th and 20th century French, British, and American literature, literary theory, psychoanalysis, feminist theory, film, and photography. Professor Marder was a founding member of the Emory Psychoanalytic Studies Program and currently is on the PSP Exectutive Committtee.

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