The coincidence of the rise of Freudian theory
and the publication of Lawrence's novel has confined the critical debate about Lawrence and psychoanalysis to questions of influence.
And many other theoristsMelanie Klein, Karl Abraham, Donald Winnicott, Hans Loewaldfollowed, adding to and even revising Freudian theory
When Greven unfolds his reading of Brokeback Mountain, he has all the cards in his hand to circle back to The Silence of the Lambs and The Passion of the Christ, forcing us to re-examine the much-maligned Freudian theory
of homosexuality in men as a result of identification with the mother.
It deals with issues such as Freudian theory
in very understandable terms.
Riesebrodt finds a compatible theory of religious origins in a modified Freudian theory
whereby religious action springs from the fragility of the human body, and a coping strategy in the face of suffering, death, and the complications of social relations.
She then explains the path she will follow in analyzing these stories, detailing Freud's concept of psychic defense and neurosis, which allows this book to become more accessible to the non-specialist who may not be well versed in Freudian theory
Seelow conceptualizes with precision the ways in which Reich's concept of ego growth and contact barriers come into conflict with Freudian theory
, as Reich's developing ideology moves toward the radical doctrine for which-for better or worse--he is most remembered: "At the heart of Reich's orgasm theory is blocked libido.
The play between appearance and reality (with the relevance of the mirror image and connections with the Freudian theory
of the uncanny-das Unheimliche) leads Mangini to approach anamorphosis from a literary point of view, relating it to the treatment of the fantastic in three Italian authors, Capuana, Papini, and Pirandello.
If there is a weakness in Violent Adventures, it would be the work's heavy reliance on Freudian theory
, which is easily (and sometimes appropriately) applicable to any narrative as a metaphor, but which tends to undermine scholarly objectives when it is presented as unproblematic fact.
Instead of the classical application of Freudian theory
by the analyst to the patient, the view has developed that analyst and analysand co-create the narrative of the patient, each bringing to the work their own subjectivities.
Martin Buber and others were puzzled at how a sane man could insist on what must have happened, according to Freudian theory
, in the face of historical evidence.
The age was the postwar period, filled with anxiety, shocked by the atom bomb, changed by machines, immersed in Freudian theory
and psychoanalysis, swinging with improvisational jazz.
also encouraged Wolfe in his push for full exploration and the wish to write a completely honest book.
In the first three chapters, she discusses the foundational views of Freudian theory
, and integrates more recent ideas from developmental theory and research and post-modern concepts, such as language and meaning, and culture and identity.
might still be useful in decoding this belief, but certainly not the one that Dundes prefers.