Ordinary Unhappiness

04: Guess Who’s Back, Back Again (It’s Freud) feat. Hannah Zeavin and Alex Colston

April 15, 2023 Patrick & Abby Episode 4
Ordinary Unhappiness
04: Guess Who’s Back, Back Again (It’s Freud) feat. Hannah Zeavin and Alex Colston
Show Notes

Abby and Patrick welcome Hannah Zeavin and Alex Colston, founders of the Psychosocial Foundation and Parapraxis magazine. The four discuss their paths to psychoanalysis; speculate about why Freud is back (or if he ever really left); and offer copious reading suggestions! Plus, Hannah talks about being both the child of analysts and a historian of psychoanalysis and Alex discusses his status as a “faithless Lacanian” and its implications for clinical practice.


Reading suggestions in the order that they were offered:

Lisa Appignanesi & John Forrester, Freud’s Women

John Forrester, Freud & Psychoanalysis: Six Introductory Lectures (new edition forthcoming)

Camille Robcis, Disalienation: Politics, Philosophy, and Radical Psychiatry in Postwar France

Daniel José Gaztambide, A People’s History of Psychoanalysis: From Freud to Liberation Psychology

Sigmund Freud, “Mourning and Melancholia”

Sigmund Freud, Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud, “Observations on Transference-Love”

Jacqueline Rose, “Where Does the Misery Come From? Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and The Event”

Sigmund Freud, “Fragment of An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria” (AKA the “Dora” case study)

Sigmund Freud, “Analysis Terminable and Interminable”

Malcom Bowie, Lacan

Shoshana Felman, Lacan and the Adventure of Insight

Jonathan Culler, The Pursuit of Signs: Semiotics, Literature, Deconstruction

Sigmund Freud, Totem and Taboo

Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

Wilfred Bion, Experiences in Groups and Other Papers

Jordy Rosenberg, “Gender Trouble on Mother’s Day”

Jonathan Culler, “Story and Discourse in the Analysis of Narrative”

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