After Lacan: Clinical Practice and the Subject of the Unconscious

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SUNY Press, Oct 10, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 197 pages
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After Lacan combines abundant case material with graceful yet sophisticated theoretical exposition in order to explore the clinical practice of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Focusing on the groundbreaking clinical treatment of psychosis that Gifric (Groupe Interdisciplinaire Freudien de Recherches et d’Interventions Cliniques et Culturelles) has pioneered in Quebec, the authors discuss how Lacanians theorize psychosis and how Gifric has come to treat it analytically. Chapters are devoted to the general concepts and key terms that constitute the touchstones of the early phase of analytic treatment, elaborating their interrelations and their clinical relevance. The second phase of analytic treatment is also discussed, introducing a new set of terms to understand transference and the ethical act of analysis in the subject’s assumption of the Other’s lack. The concluding chapters broaden discussion to include the key psychic structures that describe the organization of subjectivity and thereby dictate the terms of analysis: not just psychosis, but also perversion and obsessional and hysterical neurosis.

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The Trauma of Language
The Jouissance of the Other and the Sexual Division in Psychoanalysis
The Signifier
The Work of the Dream and Jouissance in the Treatment of the Psychotic
From Delusion to Dream
The Letter of the Body
The Symptom
From Symptom to Fantasy
Perverse Features and the Future of the Drive in Obsessional Neurosis
Perversion and Hysteria
The Fate of Jouissance in the PervertHysteric Couple
Violence in Works of Art or Mishima from the Pen to the Sword
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Willy Apollon, Danielle Bergeron, and Lucie Cantin are Training Analysts at Groupe Interdisciplinaire Freudien de Recherches et d'Interventions Cliniques et Culturelles (Gifric). Apollon is the coeditor (with Richard Feldstein) of Lacan, Politics, Aesthetics, also published by SUNY Press.

Robert Hughes is Assistant Professor of English at Augusta State University.

Kareen Ror Malone is Professor of Psychology at State University of West Georgia and coeditor (with Stephen R. Friedlander) of The Subject of Lacan: A Lacanian Reader for Psychologists, also published by SUNY Press.

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