Freud’s Theory of Psychoanalysis in Shutter Island

Freud’s introduction to the concept of psychoanalysis was one that provided an explanation as well as a potential solution to an issue that was otherwise untreated: hysteria. Although Freud’s theory was met with heavy skepticism, it is a theory that had enough merit to still be used in today’s psychological field. Freud acknowledged his theory’s … Read moreFreud’s Theory of Psychoanalysis in Shutter Island

“Not Boundaries Not to be Crossed”: Little Hans, Power, and Spatial Discipline

In her article “The Taming of Michel Foucault: New Historicism, Psychoanalysis, and the Subversion of Power,” Suzanne Gearhart describes what she calls “Foucault’s critical ‘dialogue’ with Freud,” specifically in his “analysis of the relation between pleasure and power” (459-60). Interestingly, she notes that, in Discipline and Punish, Foucault mentions “the subjects of two of Freud’s … Read more“Not Boundaries Not to be Crossed”: Little Hans, Power, and Spatial Discipline