Language and Psychoanalysis 2019-11-20T18:10:23+00:00 Dr. Laura A. Cariola Open Journal Systems <p>Language and Psychoanalysis is a fully peer reviewed online journal that publishes twice a year. It is the only interdisciplinary journal with a strong focus on the qualitative and quantitative analysis of language and psychoanalysis. <span style="color: black; font-family: Calibri,Helvetica,sans-serif,EmojiFont,Apple Color Emoji,Segoe UI Emoji,NotoColorEmoji,Segoe UI Symbol,Android Emoji,EmojiSymbols; font-size: medium;"><span style="color: black; font-family: Calibri,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,EmojiFont; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: #ffffff;"> The journal is also inclusive </span></span><span style="color: black; font-family: Calibri,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,EmojiFont; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: white;"><span id="0.24802688500432846" class="highlight" style="background-color: #ffffff;">and</span></span></span><span style="color: black; font-family: Calibri,Helvetica,sans-serif,serif,EmojiFont; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: #ffffff;"> not narrowly confined to the Freudian </span></span><span style="color: black; font-family: Calibri,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: medium;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; background-color: #ffffff;">psychoanalytic theory but open to all language-based psychotherapeutic modalities.&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Abstracting and Indexing Information:</span></strong></p> <ul> <li class="show">PsycINFO (APA)</li> <li class="show">Scopus</li> <li class="show">Emerging Sources Citation Index</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Emblematic Mechanisms and Psychoanalysis 2019-11-20T18:10:22+00:00 Oleksandr Markiian Soletskyy <p>In the paper the parallels between the emblematic “mechanisms” of signification and the psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud as well as Carl Gustav Jung have been studied. The Austrian psychiatrist has discovered template schemes that become a visual delineation, the blueprint for developing his scientific vocabulary, methodology, classification of psycho-emotional behavioral types in mythological plots. The Eros and Thanatos images handling, the exploitation of mythical tales about Oedipus and Electra, Prometheus, Narcissus, and many other ones to specify the behavioral complexes denote the presence of “emblematic methodology” in the formation of psychoanalytic conceptions and categories. His interpretations of famous mythological plots are boiled down to emblematic reduction.</p> <p>Carl Gustav Jung frequently selected symbolic notations as his research targets, which were a denotative space for expressing internal mental receptions and historic constellations of cultural axiology. In his writings we see the intention to assemble the concepts of image (iconic) and socio-cultural idea (conventional) into a sole compound that syncretically denote unity of meaning. Such an arrangement of iconic-conventional interdetermination is often significative elbowroom in Jung the decoding of which may allow to discern complex mental reflections. Notwithstanding the fact that he considers a symbol to be the standard unit of cognitive-cultural experience “conservation”, its functional semantics definition is fulfilled in emblematic patterns. This emblematic-cognitive form is not only a method of determining the initial images-ideas of the unconscious, “the mythological figures” of inner conflicts, typical experience of generations, but also the principle of justification and expression of his theory conceptual foundation. To a certain extent, it is an element of the Swiss psychologist’s scientific thinking style and language.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2019-10-06T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## ‘Extimacy’ (Extimité): From Structural Theory of Language to Affective Theory of ‘Ex-Centric’ Subject* 2019-11-20T18:10:21+00:00 Hanna Lubowicz <p>The following exposure of the RSI topological complexities, orienting all the possible (inter)subjectivity, plays on the following two pairs of polarities: external/internal and linguistic/affective (it may be added: structure and topology). Lacan introduces the third possibility of human experience: “extimacy”, linking what is both excluded and intimate. The concept is the lacking link leading from structuralist approaches to language to thoroughly affective subjectivity of any speaking being. Spinosa’s geometrical, highly dynamic system and his “differential calculus of affects” may account for the part that the vicissitudes of drive play in human existence as rooted in the deeply “extimate” sources.</p> 2019-10-27T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Superego and Will to Dominate Over Ego 2019-11-20T18:10:21+00:00 Ahmad-Reza Mohammadpour-Yazdi Martin Jandl <p>The study of superego and ideology within the context of bodily ego and skin as a psychic wrapping is vital to understanding the intersubjective aspects of those individuals who are living in a mal-attuned or extreme situation. This paper investigates superego’s will to dominate over the skin-ego to satisfy the id by itself and takes an intermediate position between id and external reality. The authors further attempt is to conceptualize superego formation in a skin model of ego development in a synthetic way and redefine ideology within the context of this conceptualization. The term <em>Encapsulated Skin-Ego</em> may explain how when the skin-ego is dysfunctional, a certain part of superego comes into being a psychic wrapping instead of the skin-ego and has left its developmental position. Consequently, the skin-ego takes refuge in the encapsulated skin-ego to be secure. In addition, ideology has a hegemonic character and wishes to control social symbols to continue its domination over people’s minds and bodies. Ideology tries to encapsulate the skin-ego and deprive it of natural sensations to lead it to an isolated corner ultimately to suppress the thinking ego. Two-case studies present the psychoanalytic application of the authors’ ideas.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 2019-11-18T09:48:24+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Psychoanalysis, Clinic and Context: Subjectivity, History and Autobiography 2019-11-20T18:10:23+00:00 Robert K. Beshara <p>Structure was a key signifier, and a logical quilting point, informing Jacques Lacan’s return to Freud, which amounted to his reinvention of <em>the unconscious as structured like a language</em>. Lacan read, and reinvigorated, Sigmund Freud’s classic texts primarily through the lenses of Ferdinand de Saussure’s structural linguistics and Claude Lévi-Strauss’s structural anthropology—not mentioning Hegelianism (via Kojève), surrealism, and mathematics as other equally important lenses. The structure of subjectivity was the central question for both Freud and Lacan. While the former understood psychic structure in terms of topography, the latter explicated it through topology. What then of the structure of Ian Parker’s recently published book?</p> 2019-08-05T21:20:14+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Decolonial Psychoanalysis 2019-11-20T18:10:22+00:00 Saywrane Alfonso Williams <p>Robert K. Beshara's book could not have arrived at a more opportune time, when the atmosphere and leadership of certain individuals within certain countries have reinstigated harmful discourse against populations undeserving of it, and are left as targeted subjects in the end, backed into a corner with no way out. It is the subtitle that perhaps draws the reader more concretely to the direct material of the book: <em>Towards Critical Islamophobia Studies</em>.</p> 2019-09-21T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##