Syllabus

 
WEEK I: Introduction to the course
Wednesday 19 Jan.: Recording of Freud's BBC Radio address
  (December 1938) (transcript in class)
   
WEEK II: Origins of psychoanalysis: hysteria, hypnosis, and the talking cure
Monday 24 Jan.: Communication "Charcot," 48-55
  *Breuer and Freud, "On the Psychical Mechanism
  of Hysterical Phenomena": Preliminary

 
Wednesday 26 Jan.:
"Preface to the Translation of Bernheim's 60-78
  "Suggestion," 45-48 Breuer, "Fräulein Anna O.,"
  Letters to Wilhelm Fliess, 111-117
 
WEEK III: Hysteria cont. Parapraxes and screen memories
Monday 31 Jan.: "The Aetiology of Hysteria," 96-110
  "Project for a Scientific Psychology," 86-88
  *Cioffi, "The Freud Controversy: What is at
  Issue?"
   
Wednesday 2 Feb.: *Introductory Lectures 2, 3 & 4
  "Screen Memories," 117-126
  Film clip from The Three Facesof Eve
  (Joanne Woodward and Lee J. Cobb, 1957)
  Short paper #1

Wednesday evening Screening of Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound
(optional): (Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck, 1945)
 
WEEK IV: The Interpretation of Dreams I
Monday 7 Feb.: The Interpretation of Dreams, Parts II ("The
  Method of Intepreting Dreams"), III ("A Dream is
  the Fulfillment of a Wish"), IV ("Distortion in
  Dreams")
  Film clip: dream sequence from Spellbound
  (Salvador Dali)
   
Wednesday 9 Feb.: The Interpretation of Dreams, Part V ("The
  Material and Sources of Dreams") Film clip from
  Pressure Point (Sidney Poitier and Bobby Darin,
  1962)
 
WEEK V: The Interpretation of Dreams II
Monday 14 Feb.: The Interpretation of Dreams, Part VI ("The Dream
  Work")
   
Wednesday 16 The Interpretation of Dreams, Part VI ("The Dream
Feb.: Work") (cont.)
 
WEEK VI: The sexual aberrations and infantile sexuality
Monday 21 Feb.: Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, 239-293
 
Wed. 23 Feb.: "Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria"
  ("Dora"), 172-239
  Film clip from Mr Skeffington (Bette Davis and
  Claude Rains, 1944)
 
WEEK VII: Obsessional neurosis
Monday 28 Feb.: "Notes Upon a Case of Obsessional Neurosis"
  ("Rat Man"), 309-351
   
Wednesday 1 March Midterm examination
 
WEEK VIII: Infantile neurosis
Monday 6 March: "From the History of an Infantile Neurosis" ("Wolf
  Man"), 400-426
  Film clip from Cat People (Simone Simon and
  Tom Conway, 1942)
   
Wednesday 8 March NO CLASS!
 
SPRING BREAK MARCH 11-17
 
WEEK IX: Psychoanalytic Technique
Monday 20 March: "Recommendations to Physicians Practicing
  Psycho-Analysis," 356-362
  "ŒWild¹ Psycho-Analysis," 351-355
  "On Beginning the Treatment," 363-377
   
Wed. 22 March: *"Analysis Terminable and Interminable"
  *Sándor Ferenczi, Clinical Diary (excerpt)
  *Freud, Letter to Ferenczi, 18 Sept. 1931
 
WEEK X: Introjection and incorporation
Monday 27 March: "Mourning and Melancholia," 584-589
  "Repression," 568-572 Submission of outline for
  research paper, with bibliography
   
Wed 29 March "Beyond the Pleasure Principle," 594-626
  *Abraham and Torok, "The Illness of Mourning
  and the Fantasy of the Exquisite Corpse"
  *Abraham and Torok, "Mourning or Melancholia:
  Introjection versus Incorporation"
 
WEEK XI: Narcissism and fetishism
 
Monday 3 April: "On Narcissism: An Introduction," 545-562 "On
  the Universal Tendency to Debasement in the
  Sphere of Love," 394-400
   
Wednesday 5 April: *"Fetishism" "Negation," 666-670 "Instincts and
  their Vicissitudes," 562-568
 
WEEK XII: Psychoanalysis and literature
Monday 10 April: "Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming," 436-443
  "Contribution to a Questionnaire on Reading," 539-
  541
   
Wednesday 12 April *"The Uncanny," *E.T.A. Hoffmann,
  "The Sandman"
  Submission of research paper
 
WEEK XIII: Psychoanalysis and culture
Monday 17 April: Civilization and its Discontents, 722-772
   
Wednesday 19 April "Letter to the Burgomaster of Príbor," 772-773
 
WEEK XIV: Lasts Thoughts; Looking Back
Monday 24 April: "Some Psychical Consequences of the Anatomical
  Differences between the Sexes," 670-678
  Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, Lecture
  XXXV, "The Question of a Weltanschauung," 783-
  797
   
Wednesday 26 April An Autobiographical Study, 3-41
 
WEEK XV: Conclusions
Monday 1 May: The Future of an Illusion, 685-722
 
FINAL EXAMINATION