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Freud's Drive: Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film by Teresa De Lauretis

Freud's Drive: Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film

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Freud's Drive: Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film by Teresa De Lauretis

Teresa De Lauretis makes a bold and orginal argument for the renewed relevance of the Freudian theory of drives, through close readings of texts ranging from cinema and literature to psychoanalysis and cultural theory.


CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009

'This remarkable book by the well-known semiologist Teresa de an indication of [the author's] ability to understand the present.

- Division Review

About the Author

TERESA DE LAURETIS, born and educated in Italy, is Professor of the History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA. The author of numerous, widely translated, works in semiotics, feminist theory, psychoanalysis, literary and film theory, she writes in both English and Italian. Her books include Alice Doesn't (1984), Technologies of Gender (1987), The Practice of Love (1994), Soggetti eccentrici (1999) and Figures of Resistance (2007), a reader of her essays in feminist film theory, edited by Patricia White.

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Publication date

4th April 2008


Teresa De Lauretis

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Palgrave Macmillan


190 pages


The self, ego, identity, personality
Films, cinema
Literary essays



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