Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy

Editor : Patricia Gherovici, Editor : Manya Steinkoler

Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy

Book Details

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Published : 2016
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 265
  • Category :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 39647
  • ISBN 13 : 9781107086173
  • ISBN 10 : 1107086175

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This collection of essays explores laughter, humor, and the comic from a psychoanalytic perspective. Edited by two leading practicing psychoanalysts and with original contributions from Lacanian practitioners and scholars, this cutting-edge volume proposes a paradigm swerve, a Freudian slip on a banana peel. Psychoanalysis has long been associated with tragedy and there is a strong warrant to take up comedy as a more productive model for psychoanalytic practice and critique. Jokes and the comic have not received nearly as much consideration as they deserve given the fundamental role they play in our psychic lives and the way they unite the fields of aesthetics, literature, and psychoanalysis. Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy addresses this lack and opens up the discussion.

About the Editor(s)

Patricia Gherovici is a psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. She is winner of the Gradiva Award and the Boyer Prize, and author of Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (2010).

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Manya Steinkoler is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City and a professor in the Department of English at Borough of Manhattan Community College.

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