The Wounds of the Masculine

Summary: Starting with some seemingly contradictory contemporary phenomena, the author makes an examination of the “masculine” in psychoanalysis, focusing on the phallic economy and the regime to which it corresponds. The crisis of patriarchy and the paternal function has compromised the “masculine identity,” which, as a reaction, amplifies and/or reintroduces lo…

Cristiana Cimino
To Love and Be Loved

Summary: In “Instincts and their Vicissitudes,” Sigmund Freud entertains the possibility of a third developmental stage beyond the oppositions love-indifference and love-hate: love-being loved. Though he casually dismisses the possibility in the paper itself, the polarity love-being loved demands investigation, as it seems to signal a higher form of sublimation than we typically find in…

Benjamin Fong
Freud, and the Enjoyment of War

Summary: The author analyses Freud’s letter to Einstein (“Why War?”) putting it into relation with more modern reflections on war. In particular, he criticises Freud’s central thesis that cultivation works against war: on the contrary, war is a very mature product of cultivation, it is to generic violent conflict what marriage is to free sexual union. In addition, he analyses pacifism (…

Sergio Benvenuto
Psychoanalysis Today Between the Claustrum of the Session and the Agora Effect of the Maison Verte

Summary:  The creation of the Maison Verte, far from being simply a prophylactic application of psychoanalysis, as it is usually thought to be, marked rather a historical passage for the latter: a passage from the nineteenth century bourgeois private rituals enclosed in posh consulting rooms to the people in the street and their children, the wider world en suffrance. This displacement …

Bice Benvenuto
The Birth of Thinking From the Spirit of Negation

Summary: [1] The following essay is an analysis of philosophical categories that commentators extrapolate from Sigmund Freud’s short 1925 text “Negation (Verneinung).” In particular, my text takes as its starting point a commentary on Freud’s text by Jean Hyppolite and Jacques Lacan that takes place during the latter’s first seminar, Octave Mannoni’s 1969 text on disavowal (Verleugnung)…

Edward Dioguardi
There’s Nothing Suspicious about Freud

Summary: Trends in the philosophical reception of Freud’s work often tend to characterize his method of interpretation, in one way or another, as a hermeneutics of suspicion. According to such characterizations, psychoanalysis becomes a project of deciphering the hidden, unconscious meaning beyond, behind, or beneath our conscious thoughts and actions. As such, interpretation amounts …

Bradley Ramos
Psychoanalysis, in India? Duane Rousselle Interviews Arka Chattopadhyay

Brief bio – Arka Chattopadhyay is assistant professor, Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Gandhinagar, India. He has been published in books like Deleuze and Becketet, Knots: Post-Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film, Gerald Murnane: Another World in this One etc., and journals likeTextual Practice, Interventions, European Journal of Psychoanalysis, Samuel Beckett Today…

Duane Rousselle
The Contemporaneity of the Unconscious: Interviews with John Gale, Cristiana Cimino, Sergio Benvenuto and Vittorio Lingiardi

The interest in the unconscious aspects of psychic life goes back a long way. However, it is with Freud and psychoanalytic theory that a real overturning of the conception of man’s psychic functioning and the treatment of the mental takes place. Since then, various disciplines have had to come to terms with this necessary construct for both the clinic and theory. In the contempora…

Leonardo Provini, Massimiliano Pompa, Silvia Monaco & Riccardo Williams
The Contemporaneity of the Unconscious: Interview with John Gale

John Gale is the president of the International Network of Psychoanalytic Practices (INPP) and an editor of the online journal Vestigia. A former Benedictine monk, he taught philosophy and patristics before leaving the priesthood. He was the director of a number of organisations in the field of therapeutic communities specializing in the treatment of psychosis, and of traumatized ex-sol…

Leonardo Provini, Massimiliano Pompa, Silvia Monaco & Riccardo Williams
The Contemporaneity of the Unconscious: Interview with Cristiana Cimino

Cristiana Cimino, MD, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, with a Freudian and Lacanian training. She practices in Rome.  She is associate member of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (IPA).  She is a member of the Institute Elvio Fachinelli. (Rome), has been co-editor of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis. She is in the Editorial Board of Vestigia, has long worked on the thought of the …

Leonardo Provini, Massimiliano Pompa, Silvia Monaco & Riccardo Williams
The Contemporaneity of the Unconscious: Interview with Sergio Benvenuto

Sergio Benvenuto is a researcher in psychology and philosophy at the National Research Council (CNR) in Rome and a psychoanalyst. He is an editor of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis and a member of the Editorial Board of American Imago and Psychoanalytic Discourse (PSYAD). He teaches psychoanalysis at the International Institute of Psychology of the Deep in Kiev and at the Esculap…

Leonardo Provini, Massimiliano Pompa, Silvia Monaco & Riccardo Williams
The Contemporaneity of the Unconscious: Interview with Vittorio Lingiardi

Vittorio Lingiardi, M.D., is psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is Full Professor of Dynamic Psychology and past Director of the Clinical Psychology Specialization Program in the Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, and Health Studies of the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He is in charge of the Sapienza Counselling Hub for Professors an…

Leonardo Provini, Massimiliano Pompa, Silvia Monaco & Riccardo Williams
Book Review Essay: Reason in Revolt: Freud Reopens the Radical Enlightenment, on “Freud and the Limits of Bourgeois Individualism” by Léon Rozitchner

Review of Freud and the Limits of Bourgeois Individualism, by Léon Rozitchner, BRILL , 2022, 524 pp.

Daniel Tutt
Book Review Essay: “Disorganisation and Sex” by Jamieson Webster

Review of Disorganization and Sex by Jamieson Webster, Divided Publishing , 2022, 240 pp.

Isabel Millar
Book Review Essay: “Growing Through the Erotic Transference: An Analysand’s Journey” by Frances H. Moore

Review of Growing Through the Erotic Transference: An Analysand’s Journey, Frances H. Moore, Routledge, 2023 84 pp.  

Nicolle Zapien
Book Review Essay: The Limits and Gifts of Psychoanalysis, on “On Freud” by Elvio Fachinelli

Review of On Freud, by Elvio Fachinelli, The MIT Press, 2022, 152 pp.

Holden Rasmussen
Book Review Essay: Born to Sacrifice: Our Unfailing Preoccupation with Being Good, on “The Analyst’s Vulnerability” by Karen Maroda

Review of The Analyst’s Vulnerability: Impact on Theory and Practice, by Karen Maroda, Routledge , 2022, 226 pp.

Adriano Bugliani
European Journal of Psychoanalysis