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The Dreams of Interpretation

A Century down the Royal Road

2007

Catherine Liu, John Mowitt, Thomas Pepper, and Jakki Spicer, editors

The Dreams of Interpretation

A major reexamination of the legacy of Sigmund Freud.

Rethinking the importance of Sigmund Freud's landmark book The Interpretation of Dreams a century after its publication in 1900, this work brings together psychoanalysts, philosophers, cultural theorists, film and visual theorists, and literary critics in a compilation of the best clinical and theoretical work being done in psychoanalysis today.

Contributors: Willy Apollon, Karyn Ball, Raymond Bellour, Patricia Gherovici, Judith Feher-Gurewich, Jonathan Kahana, A. Kiarina Kordela, Pablo Kovalovsky, Jean Laplanche, Laura Marcus, Andrew McNamara, Claire Nahon, Yun Peng, Gerard Pommier, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Laurence A. Rickels, Avital Ronell, Elke Siegel, Rei Terada, Klaus Theweleit, Paul Verhaege, Silke-Maria Weineck.

The book has a wide-ranging breadth, conversant in the humanities, even poetry. The Dreams of Interpretation is a collection of fine erudite essays springing from The Interpretation—or should we say Interpenetration—of Dreams.

Leonardo Reviews

Rethinking the importance of Sigmund Freud’s landmark book The Interpretation of Dreams a century after its publication in 1900, this work brings together psychoanalysts, philosophers, cultural theorists, film and visual theorists, and literary critics from several continents in a compilation of the best clinical and theoretical work being done in psychoanalysis today. It is unique in convening both theory and practice in productive dialogue, reflecting on the encounter between psychoanalysis and the tradition of hermeneutics. Collectively the essays argue that Freud’s legacy has shaped the way we think about not only psychology and the nature of the self but also our understanding of politics, culture, and even thought itself.

Contributors: Willy Apollon, Gifric; Karyn Ball, U of Alberta, Edmonton; Raymond Bellour, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; Patricia Gherovici, Philadelphia Lacan Study Group and Seminar; Judith Feher-Gurewich, New York U; Jonathan Kahana, New York U; A. Kiarina Kordela, Macalester College; Pablo Kovalovsky, Clinica de Borde; Jean Laplanche, U of Lausanne; Laura Marcus, U of Sussex; Andrew McNamara, Queensland U of Technology; Claire Nahon; Yun Peng, U of Minnesota; Gerard Pommier, Nantes U; Jean-Michel Rabaté, U of Pennsylvania; Laurence A. Rickels, U of California, Santa Barbara; Avital Ronell, New York U; Elke Siegel, Yale U; Rei Terada, U of California, Irvine; Klaus Theweleit, U of Freiburg-im-Breisgau; Paul Verhaege, U of Ghent, Belgium; Silke-Maria Weineck, U of Michigan.

The Dreams of Interpretation

Catherine Liu is associate professor of comparative literature and film and media studies at the University of California, Irvine.

John Mowitt is professor and chair of cultural studies and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota.

Thomas Pepper is associate professor of cultural studies and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota.

Jakki Spicer received her Ph.D. in cultural studies and comparative literature from the University of Minnesota.

The Dreams of Interpretation

The book has a wide-ranging breadth, conversant in the humanities, even poetry. The Dreams of Interpretation is a collection of fine erudite essays springing from The Interpretation—or should we say Interpenetration—of Dreams.

Leonardo Reviews