Remembering the Woman in the Diegesis: Transference in Some of Freud's Case Histories of Hysteria
The Criterion: An International Journal in English
With a goal to reinterpreting Freud’s case histories from a narratological perspective, this essay resorts to approaches of narratologists such as Mieke Bal and Peter Brooks in a close reading of Freud’s concept of transference” in his various writings. By analyzing “transference” not only as a psychoanalytic concept but also as a narratological one, I explore how “transference” negotiates different narrative positions in the psychoanalytic text. I consider “transference” as related to the question of women, as well as the intricate relation between feminism and psychoanalysis.
“Remembering the Woman in the Diegesis: Transference in Some of Freud’s Case Histories of Hysteria.” The Criterion: An International Journal in English 7.3 (2016): 257-70.