Psychoanalytic Reflections on the Representation of Loss in European Cinema
Edited by Andrea Sabbadini
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Projected Shadows by Andrea Sabbadini
Book DescriptionProjected Shadows presents a new collection of essays exploring films from a psychoanalytic perspective, focusing specifically on the representation of loss in European cinema. This theme is discussed in its many aspects, including: loss of hope and innocence, of youth, of consciousness, of freedom and loss through death. Many other themes familiar to psychoanalytic discourse are explored in the process, such as: * Establishment and resolution of Oedipal conflicts * Representation of pathological characters on the screen * Use of unconscious defence mechanisms * The interplay of dreams, reality and fantasy Projected Shadows aims to deepen the ongoing constructive dialogue between psychoanalysis and film. Andrea Sabbadini has assembled a remarkable number of internationally renowned contributors, both academic film scholars and psychoanalysts from a variety of cultural backgrounds, who use an array of contemporary methodologies to apply psychoanalytic thinking to film. This original collection will appeal to anyone passionate about film, as well as professionals, academics and students interested in the relationship between psychoanalysis and the arts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415428170
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrea Sabbadini
Couch and the Silver Screen, Paperback (May 2003)
"The Couch and the Silver Screen" is a collection of original contributions which explore European cinema from psychoanalytic perspectives. Both classic and contemporary films are presented and analysed by a variety of authors, including leading cinema historians and theorists and psychoanalysts.
Even Paranoids Have Enemies, Paperback (February 1998)» View all books by Andrea Sabbadini
The title of this book is used to highlight the relationship between paranoia and persecution. The authors' perspectives are from psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychiatry, politics, sociology, history and the arts, and shows implications for social and ethical concerns and for clinical practice.
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Author Biography - Andrea Sabbadini
Andrea Sabbadini is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis and honorary senior lecturer at University College London. He has published extensively in psychoanalytic journals, and edited books including Even Paranoids Have Enemies (Routledge, 1998) and The Couch and the Silver Screen: Psychoanalytic Reflections on European Cinema (Brunner-Routledge, 2003).
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