Theories and Practices of Psychoanalysis in Central Europe: Narrative Assemblages of Self-Analysis, Life Writing, and Fiction (History of Psychoanalysis) (Paperback)

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Theories and Practices of Psychoanalysis in Central Europe: Narrative Assemblages of Self-Analysis, Life Writing, and Fiction (History of Psychoanalysis) (Paperback)

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Theories and Practices of Psychoanalysis in Central Europe explores the close relationship between psychoanalysis, psycho-medical discourses, literature, and the visual arts of the late 1800s and early 1900s in Central Europe.

Agnieszka Sobolewska addresses the issue of theories and practices of psychoanalysis in Central Europe and the need to undertake interdisciplinary reflection on the specificity of psychoanalytic literary genres and fin-de-si cle psycho-medical discourses. With a focus on the circulation of Freudianism in the territories of present-day Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Germany, the book considers the creative transformations that psychoanalytic thought underwent in these countries and reflects on the specificity of psychoanalytic literary genres and the pivotal role of lifewriting genres in the psychoanalytic movement. Sobolewska's work both fills a visible gap in research on the history of psychoanalysis in Central Europe before the outbreak of World War II and offers the first insightful analysis of the role of life writing in the development of psychoanalytic thought.

Theories and Practices of Psychoanalysis in Central Europe will be of great interest to psychoanalysts in practice and in training as well as scholars of the history of psychoanalysis, the history of psychology, literature, cultural anthropology, and modernism.

Agnieszka Sobolewska, PhD, teaches at the Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw. She specializes in the cultural history of psychoanalysis in Central and Eastern Europe. She is the author of articles and books devoted to life writing and psychoanalysis, the cultural history of psychology in Poland, and German colonial imagination.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032579757
ISBN-10: 1032579757
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 13th, 2023
Pages: 260
Language: English
Series: History of Psychoanalysis