Lacan Psychoanalysis And Comedy

This series of essays explores laughter, humor, and the comic from a psychoanalytic angle. Edited by using leading practicing psychoanalysts and with unique contributions from Lacanian practitioners and scholars, this volume proposes a paradigm swerve, a Freudian slip on a banana peel. Psychoanalysis has long been associated with tragedy, and there may be a robust warrant to take up comedy as an extra productive version for psychoanalytic practice and critique. Jokes and the comic have now not acquired nearly as a whole lot attention as they deserve given the essential role they play in our psychic lives and the way they unite the fields of aesthetics, literature, and psychoanalysis. Lacan, Psychoanalysis, and Comedy addresses this lack and opens up the dialogue.

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