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Author Fletcher, John, 1948 January 2-

Title Freud and the scene of trauma / John Fletcher
Edition First edition
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 365 pages)
Contents Charcot's hysteria : trauma and the hysterical attack -- Freud's hysteria : "scenes of passionate movement" -- The afterwardsness of trauma and the theory of seduction -- Memory and the key of fantasy -- The scenography of trauma : Oedipus as tragedy and complex -- Leonardo's screen memory -- Flying and painting : Leonardo's rival sublimations -- The transference and its prototypes -- The wolf man I : constructing the primal scene -- The wolf man II : interpreting the primal scene -- Trauma and the genealogy of the death drive -- Uncanny repetitions : Freud, Hoffmann, and the death-work
Summary This is a study of the central role of trauma in Freud's thought and practice. It argues that it is Freud's mapping of trauma as a scene, the elaboration of a scenography of trauma, that is central to both his clinical interpretation of his patients' symptoms and his construction of successive theoretical models and concepts to explain the power of such scenes in his patients' lives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939.
Freudian theory -- History
Medicine in art.
Medicine in literature.
Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Psychology.
Freudian Theory -- history.
Hysteria -- psychology.
Stress Disorders, Traumatic -- psychology.
Medicine in the Arts.
Medicine in Literature.
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