Laurence A. Rickels. The Double. 2011

source: European Graduate School     2012年4月9日
http://www.egs.edu/, Laurence A. Rickels, literary and media theorist talking about the roots of the psychoanalytic double in German literature and science fiction. In this lecture Laurence A. Rickels discusses Sigmund Freud, Judge Schreber, "Totem and Taboo," Jacques Lacan, the-Name-of-the-Father in relation to spiritualism and the occult, the Sandman, film, projection, the uncanny, Philip K. Dick, Walter Benjamin and Nazi Germany focusing on and mourning, melancholia and Goethe's Faust. Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe. 2011. Laurence A. Rickels.

Laurence A. Rickels is the Sigmund Freud Professor of Media and Philosophy at the European Graduate School (EGS) as well as a professor of Art and Theory at The Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe. Born in Cherokee Iowa in 1954, Rickels received a BA in English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. Rickels received his Ph.D from Princeton University in German Literature in 1980 and later trained as a psychoanalyst under Lawton Smith earning a Masters of Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara. Rickels work extends the project of the Frankfurt School into the 21st century by applying psychoanalytic theory to examine mass media culture, specifically examining the themes of mourning, Nazi Germany, science fiction and technology.

Laurence A. Rickels many books include Aberrations of Mourning (1988), Der unbetrauerbare Tod (1989), The Case of California (1991), The Vampire Lectures (1999), Nazi Psychoanalysis (2002), I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick (2010), and Geprüfte Seelen (2011).

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