Selected Topics in Poststructuralism and Psychoanalysis

Selected Topics in Poststructuralism and Psychoanalysis

Lectures: 15

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 15

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Dolar Bahovec Eva

The syllabus includes key concets in poststructuralism and psychoanalysis and the wider context of philosophy, literary theory, lingustics, art history etc.

Main topics:

The first topic includes the presentation of the emergence and developments of structuralism and poststructuralism in the context of contemporary philosophy, phenomenology, existentialism, critical theory etc., and in the broader scope of humanities.

The second topic includes the presentation of the 'structural paradigm' and structuralist turn to language, importance of Ferdinand de Saussure, Roman Jakobson, Emile Benveniste etc., the role of Claude Lévi-Strauss, importance of relation to psychoanalysis, Lacan's 'return to Freud', Lacan's key concepts, etc., and of the end of paradigm; the presentation of key concepts of poststructuralism and psychoanalysis, the presentation of the work of Jacques Derrida and his criticism of structuralism, the role and importance of Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze etc. and of the wider field of deconstruction and critical theory for philosophy, literature, arts, etc.

The third topic includes the presentation of the broader field of poststructuralism and psychoanalysis, work of Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, Hélene Cixous, Catherine Malabou, Judith Butler, Jacqueline Rose, Shoshana Felman, Jane Gallop, etc., their importance for philosopy, literary theory, feminist theory, etc.; the presentation of the importance of Deleuze and Guattari's collaboration, the importance of antipsychiatry, antiphilosophy, anti-oedipal movement, etc. for development of humanities and for social critique.