Birth of a Political Self

Publisher: Taylor and Francis Release date: 2020-09-22

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This book provides a psychoanalytic reading of works of literature, enhancing the illuminating effect of both fields.The second of two volumes, The Birth of a Political Self: The Jean-Max Gaudillire Seminars 2001-2014 contains seven of the "e;Madness and the Social Link"e; seminars given by psychoanalyst Jean-Max Gaudillire at the cole des hautes tudes en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris between 2001 and 2014, transcribed by Franoise Davoine from her notes. Each year, the seminar was dedicated to an author who explored madness in their depiction of the catastrophes of history. Surprising the reader at every turn, the seminars speak of the close intertwining of personal lives and catastrophic historical events, and of the possibility of repairing injury to the psyche, the mind and the body in their wake.These volumes expose the usefulness of literature as a tool for healing, for all those working in therapeutic fields, and will allow lovers of literature to discover a way of reading that gives access to more subtle perspectives and unsuspected interrelations.

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Genre: Literary theory

Type: EPub

ISBN: 9781000179446

Additional Information

Genre: Literary theory

Type: EPub

ISBN: 9781000179446

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