Rossella Valdre

Rossella Valdrè is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and a member of the SPI (Società Psicoanalitica Italiana) and the IPA (International Psychoanalytical Association). A graduate of the University of Genoa, she trained in Genoa and then in Milan. After her early years in institutional work, in recent years she has concentrated on her private psychoanalytical practice whilst she is also a supervisor in institutional environments and a court-appointed expert for the Juvenile Courts. For some years now she has been teaching psychoanalytic theory at the Faculty of Psychology of Genoa University. Her interest in cinema and psychoanalysis has led to the publication of film reviews (www.spiweb.it) and the presentation of films in different psychoanalytic centres. She is author of the book La lingua sognata della realtà. Cinema e psicoanalisi nell’esplorazione della contemporaneità (The dream language of reality: Cinema and psychoanalysis in the exploration of contemporaneity, published by Antigone, 2013). In addition to cinema, her fields of interest include the extension of psychoanalysis into the world of culture, art, literature and society, always connecting and interpreting in the light of psychoanalytic theory, with particular attention to Freudian metapsychology. Author of work and reviews in the Rivista di Psicoanalisi, film essays in the International Journal and book reviews in the Revue Francaise de Psychanalyse, she lives and works in Genoa.

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Psychoanalytic Reflections on The Freudian Death Drive: In Theory, the Clinic, and Art

Psychoanalytic Reflections on The Freudian Death Drive: In Theory, the Clinic, and Art

by Rossella Valdre

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Psychoanalytic Reflections on The Freudian Death Drive is a highly accessible book that investigates the relevance, complexity and originality of a hugely controversial Freudian concept which, the... (more)

On Sublimation: A Path to the Destiny of Desire, Theory, and Treatment

On Sublimation: A Path to the Destiny of Desire, Theory, and Treatment

by Rossella Valdre

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This book explores and revisits the concept of sublimation, in its various aspects and implications that it has in theory and clinical psychoanalysis, and also in its broader socio-cultural aspects.... (more)

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Power in Contemporary Fiction: Malice, the Victim and the Couple

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Power in Contemporary Fiction: Malice, the Victim and the Couple

by Rossella Valdre

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Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women and Power in Contemporary Fiction psychoanalytically examines contemporary fiction portraying the female in a reversal of the stereotyped victim role. The recent... (more)

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