E 397N • Colonialism and Psychoanalysis
Meeting time, location: http://tiny.cc/UTAustinGradEngSpring2010 (Official course schedule)
In this course, we will track the emergence of psychoanalysis in the context of the intellectual production of an Imperial nineteenth-century Europe, its deployment by key anti-colonial thinkers like Fanon to recent scholarly attempts to re-think the relationships between psychoanalysis and colonialism as historical contingency, complicity, political critique and more.
Readings may include:
"Mourning and Melancholy"
Beyond the Pleasure Principle
Totem and Taboo
The Ego and the Id
Group Psychology and the Analysis of the ego.
Melanie Klein: Love, Guilt and Reparation
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth
Assia Djebar: Women of Algiers in their Apartment
Kaja Silverman: Male Subjectivity at the Margins
Ranjana Khanna: Dark Continents: Psychoanalysis and Colonialism
Wulf Sachs: Black Hamlet
Albert Memmi: The Colonizer and the Colonized
Chandra Chatterjee: Surviving Colonialism
Ashis Nandy: The Intimate Enemy: Loss and Recovery of Self Under Colonialism
Helene Cixous. The Laugh of the Medusa
Gayatri Spivak. French Feminisms in an International Frame.
Homi Bhabha. Of Mimicry and Man: The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse