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Freud’s Drive: Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film

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Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Teresa de Lauretis
    Pages 1-19
  3. Teresa de Lauretis
    Pages 39-57
  4. Teresa de Lauretis
    Pages 151-152
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 153-190

About this book


Teresa De Lauretis makes a bold and orginal argument for the renewed relevance of the Freudian theory of drives, through close readings of texts ranging from cinema and literature to psychoanalysis and cultural theory.


cinema Close reading film psychoanalysis space

About the authors

TERESA DE LAURETIS, born and educated in Italy, is Professor of the History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA. The author of numerous, widely translated, works in semiotics, feminist theory, psychoanalysis, literary and film theory, she writes in both English and Italian. Her books include Alice Doesn't (1984), Technologies of Gender (1987), The Practice of Love (1994), Soggetti eccentrici (1999) and Figures of Resistance (2007), a reader of her essays in feminist film theory, edited by Patricia White.

Bibliographic information


CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009

'This remarkable book by the well-known semiologist Teresa de an indication of [the author's] ability to understand the present.'

- Division Review