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- DescriptionPsychosis, an invasion of mind and body from without, creates an enigma about what is happening and thrusts the individual into radical isolation. What are the subjective details of such experiences? This book explores psychosis as kwledge cut off from history, truth that cant be articulated in any other form. Delusion is a new language made of 'incandescent alphabets' that the psychotic adopts from imposed voices. The psychotic uses language in a singular way to found and explain a strange experience that he or she cant exit. Through the exegesis of language in psychosis based on first person accounts, the book orients readers to an enigmatic Other, pervasive and inescapable, that will come to inhabit every aspect of the psychotic's being, thought and bodily experience. The book deploys a poetics as a form of inquiry to give a nuanced picture of delusion as a repair of language itself, following Freud and Lacan-in historic and contemporary forms of psychotic art, writing and speech. Drawing on the author's own experience of psychosis and psychoanalysis, as well as conversations with analyst colleagues, Dr Rogers offers ways to listen to language in delusion, and argues for the promise of a modified psychoanalytic treatment with psychosis.
- Author BiographyAnnie G. Rogers, PhD, is Professor of Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychology at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and Co-Director of its Psychoanalytic Studies Program. She is affiliated with the Lacanian School of San Francisco and the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland. Dr Rogers has a psychoanalytic practice in Amherst, Massachusetts. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard University; a Whiting Fellowship at Hampshire College; and an Erikson Scholar at Austen Riggs. Dr Rogers is also the author of 'A Shining Affliction' and 'The Unsayable', in addition to numerous scholarly articles, short fiction, and poetry.
- Author(s)Annie G. Rogers
- PublisherKarnac Books
- Date of Publication15/05/2016
- SubjectPsychology: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintKarnac Books
- Weight340 g
- Width147 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine13 mm
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