Lacan on Love

An Exploration of Lacan's Seminar VIII, Transference

Author: Bruce Fink

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509500510

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Quintessentially fascinating, love intrigues and perplexes us, and drives much of what we do in life. As wary as we may be of its illusions and disappointments, many of us fall blindly into its traps and become ensnared time and again. Deliriously mad excitement turns to disenchantment, if not deadening repetition, and we wonder how we shall ever break out of this vicious cycle. Can psychoanalysis – with ample assistance from philosophers, poets, novelists, and songwriters – give us a new perspective on the wellsprings and course of love? Can it help us fathom how and why we are often looking for love in all the wrong places, and are fundamentally confused about “what love really is”? In this lively and wide-ranging exploration of love throughout the ages, Fink argues that it can. Taking within his compass a vast array of traditions – from Antiquity to the courtly love poets, Christian love, and Romanticism – and providing an in-depth examination of Freud and Lacan on love and libido, Fink unpacks Lacan’s paradoxical claim that “love is giving what you don’t have.” He shows how the emptiness or lack we feel within ourselves gets covered over or entwined in love, and how it is possible and indeed vital to give something to another that we feel we ourselves don’t have. This first-ever commentary on Lacan’s Seminar VIII, Transference, provides readers with a clear and systematic introduction to Lacan’s views on love. It will be of great value to students and scholars of psychology and of the humanities generally, and to analysts of all persuasions.

Shakespeare, Love and Language

Author: David Schalkwyk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107187230

Category: Drama

Page: 280

View: 2231


Comprehensive study of the concept of love in Shakespeare's work, exploring historical contexts, theory and philosophy of love.

Reading Lacan’s Seminar VIII


Author: Gautam Basu Thakur,Jonathan Dickstein

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030327426

Category: Psychology

Page: 301

View: 3517


This book provides 18 lively commentaries on Lacan’s Seminar VIII, Transference (1960-61) that explore its theoretical and philosophical consequences in the clinic, the classroom, and society. Including contributions from clinicians as well as scholars working in philosophy, literature, and culture studies, the commentaries presented here represent a wide-range of disciplinary perspectives on the concept of transference. Some chapters closely follow the structure of the seminar’s sessions, while others take up thematic concerns or related sessions such as the commentary on sessions 19 to 22 which deal with Lacan’s discussion of Claudel’s Coûfontaine trilogy. This book is not a compendium to Lacan’s seminar. Instead it attempts to capture through shorter contributions a spectrum of voices debating, deliberating, and learning with Lacan’s concept. In doing so it can be seen to engage with transference conceptually in a manner that matches the spirit of Lacan’s seminar itself. The book will provide an invaluable new resource for Lacan scholars working across the fields of psychoanalytic theory, clinical psychology, philosophy and cultural studies.

Changing the Face of Montaigne

Author: Keith Cameron,Laura Lee Willett

Publisher: Honoré Champion


Category: French literature

Page: 393

View: 6848


Les contributions sont regroupées en 6 catégories : le portrait de Montaigne, Montaigne et sa bibliothèque, la méthode de Montaigne, Montaigne et ses lecteurs, Montaigne et mademoiselle de Gournay et Montaigne et les Anglo-saxons. Elles tâchent de répondre aux questions posées sur le visage qu'offrait l'écrivain, tant au sens littéral que figuré.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arts

Page: N.A

View: 7232


A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.