Los Angeles/Southern California Joint Psychoanalytic Institute
Bibliography: Early Feud II: Freud on Lust and Love
The purpose of this seminar is to survey the concepts and clinical techniques Sigmund Freud contributed to the mental sciences and to the project of understanding the culture and ourselves. Specifically in this seminar will we focus on Freuds groundbreaking work on sexuality. Much of our attention will be on Freuds classic case Dora and the parallel theoretical classic, The Three Essays on Sexuality. There are different and changing Freuds in a half century of theoretical and clinical development. You will derive the most from the seminar work if you keep up with the reading and bring along copies of the papers to be discussed.
Do not be overwhelmed by the amount of reading. A psychoanalytic education is forever, The assumptions are that these reading lists are to lay out the configurations of the scholarship and that you will be studying as long as you are active psychoanalytic clinicians.
Cases are best read in their entirety, at least on a first pass. The object here is to gain a sense of the case and of the clinical data related to the theories of sex and love that are being considered. Todays reading is important because among other things it sets the stage for our continued discussion of the Dora case in particular and lust and love in general.
Freud (1905 ) Postcripts to Fragment of An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria, SE 7, Pgs. 112-122.
Deutsch, F. (1957) A Footnote to Freuds Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria, Psychoanalytic Quarterly: 26: 159-167.
Erikson, Erik (1964) Psychological Reality and Historical Actuality, in Insight and Responsibility (N.Y.: Norton), pp. 166-174
Gill Merton (1978) Transference in the Dora Case. JAPA 26, pp.311-328
Flax, J (1990) Thinking fragments: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Postmodernism in the Contemporary West. Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press: pp.47-56
Loewenberg, (1996) Austro-Marxism and Revolution: Otto Bauer, Freuds Dora Case, and the Crises of the First Austrian Republic. In Loewenberg, Decoding the Past: The Psychohistorical Approach, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick (USA). Pgs. 188-200.
Marcus, Steven (1974) Freud and Dora, Partisan Review, 41:1, pp. 56-91. A Freud case treated as literary text.
Seminar III: December 1, 2004
In the Three Essays Freud states that the impulses of sexual life are among those which, even normally, are the least controlled by the higher activities of the mind. The conflict between these impulses and the higher activities, along with the idea of the unconscious, is the foundation of Freuds entire theory of the mind and psychopathology, In these essays he diffracts mature genital sexuality into its components, traces their normal developmental synthesis, and begins to address the impact of gender.
Freud (1905) Three Essays: I: The Sexual Aberrations. SE 7: 125-172.
Freud (1906) My views on the part played by sexuality in the aetiology of Neuroses. SE 7: 271-279.
Freud (1905) Three Essays II: Infantile Sexuality. SE y: 173-206.
Freud ((1908) On the sexual theories of children. SE 9: 205-226.
Masson J (1985) The Assault on Truth Ch 4: 107-145
Ferenczi S (1949) Confusion of the Tongues Between the Adults and the Child. Int J Psycho-anal, 30:225-230
Later work in sexual aberrations and on the development of standard heterosexual, adult object patterns often overlooks the third of the three essays, in which Freud emphasizes clearly the not everything is determined by age 5. Family romances take us closer to the more purely psychological area.
Freud (1905) Three Essays III: The Transformations of puberty. SE 7: 207-243.
Freud (1909) Family Romances. SE 9: 235-241.
Flax, J (1990) Thinking Fragments: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Postmodernism in the Contemporary West. Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press: pp.56-88
Seminar VI: December 22, 2004
Freud (1908) Character and anal eroticism. SE 9: 167-175.
Freud (1910) Contributions to the Psychology of Love: I. A special type of object choice made by men. SE 11: 163-175.
Freud (1912) Contributions to the Psychology of Love: II. On the universal tendency to debasement in the sphere of love. SE 11: 177-190.
Stoller R (1976) Sexual Excitement Arch Gen Psychiatry 33:899-909 An academic encounter with the place of hostility in sexual excitement in Stollers unique style.
Perel E (2003) In Search of Erotic Intelligence, Utne Reader Sept-Oct 67-70
Kernberg O (1995) Love Relations, ch 1, 2 1-31. A great contemporary revisiting of the issues of sexual excitement, erotic desire, and the dangers of emotional closeness.