CFP: Psychoanalysis and Critical Theory (6/15/07; journal issue)

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Jan Mieszkowski
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Postmodern Culture invites submissions for a special issue on "Critical
Theory and the Legacy of Psychoanalysis." We are interested in studies
of the changing aesthetic and political significance of psychoanalytic
thought over the last thirty years. Accepted articles will be due by
June 15, 2007. Direct inquiries to Jan Mieszkowski (
or to

Contributions might consider:
How is the Frankfurt School's interpretation of psychoanalysis relevant
today? In what respects are Adorno's positions on the politics of
psychoanalysis more important than Marcuse's (or Benjamin's)? What is
the current status of poststructuralist critiques of Freud (e.g., in
Deleuze and Guattari or de Man)? Are efforts to unite Freudian and
Marxist categories most productive when (and if) they reveal such a
synthesis to be impossible? Has the success of phenomenology served to
displace philosophical psychology in ideology critique, and to what
extent can this be attributed to the influence of Levinas or Derrida?
Are structuralist-Lacanian ideologies of religion, sacrifice, or
abjection of less political value than their proponents suggest?

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Johns Hopkins University Press

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