A PSYCHOANALYTICAL APPROACH OF LE FANU’S IN A GLASS DARKLY

Posted On Nov 11 2015 by

Following the work of Freud, psychoanalysis reveals an unconscious state the characters in a fiction may develop. We have decided to study a gothic vampire short story by Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla. Horror fiction can be considered as a projection in a heavily codified form of deeply instinctual drives. In Carmilla, we will first study the dream dimension as the main action occurs at night. Then, the character of Carmilla may be opposed to reality because she belongs to the realms of fantasy and monstrosity. She has then the appropriate quality for enjoying desire outside the law, outside the symbolic, …


REFLECTIONS ON SOME REPRESENTATIONS OF LOVE IN POSTMODERN CAROUSEL-TIME

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

Starting with the observation that the symbolic change in postmodern spirituality seems to be from the world of Logos to the world of Imago, my article aims to emphasize some representations of love in contemporary interpersonal relations, as they appear in Julia Kristeva’s post-Freudian psychoanalysis, in the same spirit of other philosophical views which I find relevant for the topic. The main question raised by different approaches, as I believe, is whether our civilization faces new pathologies, or just the manners of understanding them are new? This question will be analyzed in order to try to offer some interpretations and …


THE MYTH AND THE PSYCHOANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE CONCEPTUALIZATION OF THE VALUE IN ARCADIE SUCEVEANU’S WORK

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

Globalization – prevailing feature of our century – imposes a collaboration between different cultures. The selection of the individual in globalisation advantage is determined also by the promotion of an unification created of units, concepts, cultural values. The period of the myth’s appearance and its survival, its extension in different spaces offers some kind of mutations which don’t destroy the axis of its essence, although, sometimes we certify that its image is in opposition and transferred into reflection, having an authentic connotation. The connections which are elucidated in myth by the critique are: reality – dream, conscious – unconscious, personality …