McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Derek W. Hook
This dissertation accomplishes two goals. First, this dissertation articulates a Lacanian account of the epistemological and historical presuppositions of the psychoanalytic case study genre, while engaging reflexively with extant Foucauldian scholarship on this genre as well as feminist psychoanalyst Luce Irigaray’s criticisms of Lacan. Irigaray’s critique is engaged in order to tarry with its implications for a Lacanian approach to the psychoanalytic case study genre. Second, this dissertation critically examines the significance of Lacan’s (re)reading, in Seminar V, of Joan Riviere’s (1929) “Womanliness as Masquerade” in the midst of his oral teachings on the psychoanalytic concepts of castration and feminine sexuality, which took place when a distinctively Lacanian community of theory and practice was emerging from institutional tension in 1950s-era French psychoanalysis.
Freeman, E. (2020). From Case Study as Symptom to Case Study as Sinthome: Engaging Lacan and Irigaray on "Thinking in Cases" as Psychoanalytic Pedagogy (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1911