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Freud's Drive: Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film : Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film - Teresa De Lauretis

Freud's Drive: Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film

Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film


Published: 4th April 2008
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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.

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Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction: Death @ Workp. 1
Reflections for the end of a Centryp. 1
Psychoanalysis, literature, cinemap. 9
Basic Instincts: An Illustrated Guide to Freud's Theory of Drivesp. 20
Fetishismp. 35
Melencholiap. 36
The Stubborn Drive: Foucault, Freud, Fanonp. 39
Trieb and bio-pouvoirp. 46
Implantationp. 53
The Queer Space of the Drive: Rereading Freud with Laplanchep. 58
The drive as tropep. 59
The drive and the egop. 65
The death drivep. 74
Becoming Inorganic: Cronenberg's eXistenZ, Virtuality and the Death Drivep. 88
Creative destructionp. 92
Repetition, refractionp. 108
Codap. 112
The Odor of Memory: On Reading Djuna Barnes with Freudp. 114
The psyche as textp. 114
Djuna Barnes and Nightwoodp. 121
'Watchman, what of the night?'p. 127
Nightwood beyond the pleasure principlep. 136
Figures of translationp. 145
Afterwardsp. 151
Notesp. 153
Bibliographyp. 177
Index of Names and Titlesp. 183
Index of Termsp. 188
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ISBN: 9780230275492
ISBN-10: 0230275494
Series: Language, Discourse, Society (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 4th April 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.72  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1