On Trauma and Catastrophe
Raluca Soreanu, Jakob Staberg, and Jenny Willner
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Contemporary reading of Sándor Ferenczi’s trauma theory
Ferenczi Dialogues presents the contribution of Sándor Ferenczi to a
psychoanalytic theory of trauma and discusses the philosophical, political and
clinical implications of Ferenczi’s thinking. To a far greater extent than
Freud, Sándor Ferenczi centered his psychoanalytic thought around trauma.
Ferenczi's work pluralizes the notion of catastrophe, as being both destructive and a turning point. This book addresses Ferenczi’s work in terms of thinking in times of crises, by considering contemporary situations in constellation with various scenes from the past: the outbreak of the First World War, the crisis of psychoanalysis as an institution, the disastrous final encounter between Ferenczi and Freud, the rise of Fascism and National Socialism, and the impending exile of the founding members of the psychoanalytic movement. Against this backdrop, the authors show how Ferenczi's late work outlines a new metapsychology of fragments. Ferenczi Dialogues situates the legacy of Ferenczi within the broad interdisciplinary landscape of the social sciences, literary theory, psychoanalytic theory, and clinical practice, and highlights Ferenczi’s relevance for contemporary philosophical discussions in poststructuralism, feminism and new materialism.This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).
Cuts Through the Contemporary Scene
Ferenczi in the Psychoanalytic Milieu
‘Too much of the father’: A Schreberian Pre-History
The Tactile Eye and Queer Spectrality
Freud’s Theory of Sexuality Meets Popular Darwinism
Reading Against the Grain: On How Organs Crave Interpretation 131
What Does an Organ Do? 137
A Frame: On Ferenczi’s Model of Memory
The Dream of Fragments in The Clinical Diary
There is Hope for Life in Fragments: Thinking with Ferenczi’s Images 193
Toward an Eventful Psychoanalysis 203
Format: Monograph - paperback
Size: 234 × 156 × 14 mm
Publication: February 14, 2023
Series: Figures of the Unconscious 19
Stock item number: 152666
Jenny Willner is an assistant professor of Comparative Literature at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
Raluca Soreanu is a psychoanalyst, member of Círculo Psicanalítico do Rio de Janeiro, and professor in Psychoanalytic Studies at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex.
Adrienne Harris, New York University (NYU)