Language and Psychoanalysis 2020-10-25T21:13:47+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> From Bion to Delany 2020-10-25T16:19:45+00:00 Riccardo Gramantieri <p>Literature furnishes a particular vertex to see reality through narrative fiction. In particular, science fiction literature, which creates a fantastic situation starting from realistic data (history, science, cultures), may be considered a kind of creative process. It uses heterogeneous things and “integrates” them into a homogeneous, new and comprehensible product. Science fiction writing allows the objects of the real to be reprocessed in terms which are thinkable at the current moment. Using the terminology established in psychoanalysis by Wilfred Bion this reprocessing work is a transformation. According to Bion we can hypothesise that the writer of the science fiction literary work serves as a “container” and the science fiction novel, considered a different way to represent reality and not just a simple editorial product, serves as a alpha-function to make concepts that were not previously thinkable or understandable. Between the 70s and the 80s the writer Samuel Delany theorized and put into practice the use of a literary model called “modular calculus”. This model allows the literary work of making something unthinkable into thinkable. The purpose of this paper is to highlight how modular calculus is a particular type of Bionian transformation, and how the science fiction novel can play the role of alpha-function, transforming unthinkable concepts into thinkable ones.</p> 2020-10-25T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Heidegger and Lacan 2020-10-25T21:13:47+00:00 Dario Alparone Valentina Lucia La Rosa <p>Lacanian psychoanalysis cannot disregard its debts to philosophy, especially continental philosophy. Lacan’s conception of language is derived from multiple philosophical sources (i.e. Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard) including Heidegger’s philosophy of language and pride of place. Heidegger’s view of language prepares the ground for reversing the relationship between language and human beings, overcoming common sense about language and the communicative model of language. Language is much more than a set of labels; it shapes the human world and structures social relations themselves. In addition, language acts as a social link. The function of language as a social link allows us to think of it in relation to the Law and the very function of this human subjectivity. In reference to the Other of the Law and language, the subject finds her recognition, and this implies that the language is not reducible to communication. The process of technical-scientific domination of Western institutions leads to a reduction of their functions to the formal aspects, which may lead to a reification of the human as well as a state of alienation.</p> 2020-10-25T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Review of Fanon, Education, Action: Child as Method 2020-10-14T08:36:03+01:00 María-Constanza Garrido Sierralta <p>In this review, I assess Erica Burman's (2018) book,&nbsp;<em>Fanon, Education, Action: Child as Method</em>, an important and timely contribution to critical developmental psychology, which reads and critiques the work of Frantz Fanon.</p> 2020-10-11T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##