Bowie, Malcolm,

Psychoanalysis and the future of theory / Malcolm Bowie. - x, 162 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. - Bucknell lectures in literary theory ; 9 . - Bucknell lectures in literary theory ; 9 .

Includes bibliographical references (pages [151]-159) and index.

Introduction / 1. Psychoanalysis and the future of theory -- 2. Freud and art, or what will Michaelangelo's Moses do next? -- 3. Comparison between the arts: a psychoanalytic view -- 4. Freud and the European consciousness -- Lacan after the fall: an interview with Malcolm Bowie -- Malcolm Bowie: a selected bibliography, 1970-1993. Michael Payne --

Malcolm Bowie is already well known as a writer who has made "theory" and "criticism" intelligible to each other in new ways. In this new collection he examines the meanings that psychoanalysis has ascribed to the tense and the devices by which later Lacan completes and complexifies Freud's discussions of temporality. "What kind of future can psychoanalysis have when it talks about futurity in this fashion?" In answering this question Malcolm Bowie focuses on an exemplary moment of crisis in the history of psychoanalytic thought. He challenges some of the fundamental Freudian assumptions about temporality of discourse and draws attention to a whole new range of opportunities that a "future-conscious" psychoanalysis might offer critics and theorists of other intellectual persuasions.Bowie calls for a new openness towards art among psychoanalytic theorists, drawing his examples from a wide variety of artistic practices. Musicians (Mozart, Mahler, Schoenberg and Faure), visual artists (Michelangelo, Leonardo, Tiepolo and Matisse) and writers (Goethe, Proust and Svevo) are all placed in an illuminating two-way relationship with the writings of Freud.-- from Bookdepository

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Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
Lacan, Jacques, 1901-

Psychoanalytic Theory.
Critical theory.
Psychoanalysis and the arts.

BF175 / .B635 1994


1998 C-970 WM 460 / B786p 1994