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Psychoanalysis Beyond Freud

Semester and Year SP 2016
Course Number IDSEM-UG1843
Section 001
Instructor Nina Cornyetz
Days MW
Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Units 4
Level U
Requirement   SOC


Prerequisite IDSEM–UG 1839 or permission of the instructor (


This course looks beyond Sigmund Freud to the expansion of psychoanalytic studies in a sampling of diverse fields of application and engagement, as well as some later psychoanalytic schools. We will ask: how have theorists expanded psychoanalytic methodologies to think about semiotics, visual, literary and historical studies, as well as race, politics and more? We will also explore how later psychoanalytic schools modified Freud’s drive-based therapy with object relations and ego psychology. Readings will include selections from Melanie Klein, Jacques Lacan, Slavoj Zizek and Kaja Silverman, among others.


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Interdisciplinary Seminars (IDSEM-UG)