Studies on Hysteria Revisited. Charles Melman on Trauma, Incompatibility, Repression and the Unconscious
Studies on Hysteria Revisited
Charles Melman on Trauma, Incompatibility, Repression and the Unconscious
Steeped in Lacanian theory, this book is the first of its kind to present a longitudinal approach to the study of hysteria.
In these 21 seminars Dr Melman leads us from the first records of hysteria to Freud’s major discovery of the principal concepts of trauma, incompatibility, repression and the unconscious. Peppered with invaluable clinical examples, the author guides readers through difficult concepts as he links hysteria to the birth of psychoanalysis itself, and demonstrates how the reader may become implicated in this discourse.
Capturing Melman’s indomitable spirit, Studies on Hysteria Revisited will be an important read for graduate students, clinicians, and those in psychoanalytic formation.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. A history of the entity known as hysteria 3. Repression 4. Freud's Studies on Hysteria 5. The language of the body 6. The ex-sistence of the hysteric 7. The body since Aristotle 8. The hysterical symptom 9. Opposition S1/S2 10. What do we understand by the body? 11. A Christmas seminar 12. The economy of hysteria 13. The ex-sistence of the subject 14. The polymorphism of hysteria 15. The hysteric and her father 16. Psychotic episodes in hysteria 17. The stage of abalility 18. Masculine hysteria 19. Paranoia 20. Another approach to masculine hysteria 21. Resistance to psychoanalysis 22. Appendix
Charles Melman is a leading French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist. Friend and collaborator of Lacan, he founded L’Association Lacanienne Internationale in Paris in 1982. He has published extensively and contributed influentially to psychoanalysis worldwide.
Helen Sheehan studied psychoanalysis in Paris where she obtained her PhD in 2000. She has contributed to psychoanalytic journals in Ireland, England and France. She works as a psychoanalyst in Dublin, and is a member of L’Association Lacanienne Internationale.