What is the role of the unconscious in our visceral approaches
Embodied Encounters "offers a unique collection of essays
written by leading thinkers and writers in film studies, with a
guiding principle that embodied and material existence can, and
perhaps ought to, also allow for the unconscious. The contributors
embrace work which has brought the body back into film theory and
question why psychoanalysis has been excluded from more recent
The chapters included here engage with Jung and Freud, Lacan and
Bion, and Klein and Winnicott in their interrogations of
contemporary cinema and the moving image. In three parts the book
presents examinations of both classic and contemporary films
including "Black Swan, Zero Dark Thirty" and "The Dybbuk"
Part 1 The Desire, the Body and the Unconscious
Part 2 Psychoanalytical Theories and the Cinema
Part 3 Reflections and Destructions, Mirrors and
Embodied Encounters" is an eclectic volume which presents in one
book the voices of those who work with different psychoanalytical
paradigms. It will be essential reading for psychoanalysts and
psychotherapists, scholars and students of film and culture studies
and film makers. "
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