Freud and Italian Culture

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Pierluigi Barrotta, Anna Laura Lepschy, Emma Bond
Peter Lang, 2009 - History - 234 pages
This book explores the different ways in which psychoanalysis has been connected to various fields of Italian culture, such as literary criticism, philosophy and art history, as well as discussing scholars who have used psychoanalytical methods in their work. The areas discussed include: the city of Trieste, in chapters devoted to the author Italo Svevo and the artist Arturo Nathan; psychoanalytic interpretations of women terrorists during the anni di piombo; the relationships between the Freudian concept of the subconscious and language in philosophical research in Italy; and a personal reflection by a practising analyst who passes from literary texts to her own clinical experience. The volume closes with a chapter by Giorgio Pressburger, a writer who uses Freud as his Virgil in a narrative of his descent into a modern hell.
The volume contains contributions in both English and Italian.
 

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Contents

ELIO GIOANOLA
7
vi
11
BRIAN MOLONEY
31
EDUARDO SACCONE
51
ELIZABETH SCH└CHTER
65
ANNA MARIA ACCERBONI PAVANELLO
83
RUTH GLYNN
107
STEFANO BRUGNOLO
127
ALDO GIORGIO GARGANI
145
CORRADO SINIGAGLIA
171
GIOVANNA RITA DI CEGLIE
197
Bibliography
211
Arturo Nathan 83
225
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About the author (2009)

The Editors: Pierluigi Barrotta is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Pisa. His current research is on the epistemology of ecology and environmental science. His publications include Controversies and Subjectivity (2005), edited with M. Dascal. He has recently published Il liberalismo nell'etÓ dei conflitti (2008), in collaboration with Sebastano Bavetta.
Laura Lepschy is Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford, Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, Honorary Professor at the University of Bangor and Emeritus Professor of the University of London. She has published on Italian authors from the Renaissance to the present day and on the history of taste.
Emma Bond recently completed her D.Phil. at the University of Oxford on the theme of illness, silence and identity in the works of Italo Svevo, Giorgio Pressburger and Giuliana Morandini. She teaches Italian literature at Pembroke College, Oxford, and is Research Coordinator for Italian Studies at Oxford.

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