Psychoanalytic Encounters, Interdisciplinary Papers in Applied Psychoanalysis

edited by Aleksandar Dimitrijević, Elizabeth M. Fox, Murray M. Schwartz

Година издања: 2009 .
Формат (цм): 24 цм
Број страна: 195

This anthology grew out of the International Conference on Literature and Psychology, held at the University of Belgrade in July 2007. It is dedicated to Norman N. Holland, preeminent scholar of the psychoanalytic study of the arts, and a founder of these yearly conferences, on the occasion of his 80th birthday. This collection represents a fresh instance of the vitality of current conversations among academics and clinicians in psychoanalysis and the arts. It brings together scholars from the US, Australia, England, France, Denmark, Netherlands, Hungary, and Serbia, whose theoretical expertise ranges from Freud to Lacan to Kristeva, from reader-response to object-relations to neuroscience, and whose subjects include folktale, myth, poetry, drama, novel, film, and psychoanalytic theory. Altogether the volume presents a lively exchange among contemporaries, and a fair representation of the current state of psychoanalytic criticism world-wide.

David Willbern, Emeritus Professor of English
at the State University of New York at Buffalo

[A]ny reader would find all the papers in this volume worth reading. Those familiar with psychoanalysis will get support and high-quality information about current psychoanalytic thinking. Those still "on the road" will find plenty of stimuli for learning and understanding. Everyone should expect an encounter with a challenging volume, whose mosaic structure comprehends a great deal of contemporary psychoanalysis, providing at the same time material for fresh reconsiderations, questionings, and reorientations. The form and contents of the volume are of the highest quality.

Professor Tomislav Sedmak, MD,
University of Belgrade


Aleksandar Dimitrijevic holds a PhD in clinical psychology and, apart from his teaching at the University of Belgrade, devotes much of his time to psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic work and recently to the introduction of a community mental health system into Serbia. His research interests include attachment and psychopathology, the mutual influence of arts and psychoanalysis, and conceptions and history of the private self. He has presented and published several papers on these topics in English; in Serbian he has edited or co-edited five books.

Elizabeth M. Fox has a PhD in English and American Literature. She is a Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Past President of the D.H. Lawrence Society of North America she has published on Lawrence, other writers, and the history of psychoanalysis. She studied as an Affiliate Scholar at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.

Murray M. Schwartz holds a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and has been a Professor of Literature and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry as well as a Dean and Provost at several institutions. He has published many essays on literature and psychoanalysis, Shakespeare and trauma studies, and he is co-editor of Representing Shakespeare: New Psychoanalytic Essays. His most recent book, co-authored with Norman N. Holland, is Know Thyself: Delphi Seminars (lulu.com). He is currently Professor of Literature at Emerson College in Boston.

ISBN 978-86-86563-58-3