Anteros: A Forgotten Myth explores how the myth of Anteros disappears and reappears throughout the centuries, from classical Athens to the present day, and looks at how the myth challenges the work of Freud, Lacan, and Jung, among others. It examines the successive cultural experiences that formed and inform the myth and also how the myth sheds light on individual human experience and the psychoanalytic process. Topics of discussion include: * Anteros in the Italian Renaissance, the French Enlightenment and English Modernism * psychologizing Anteros: Freud, Lacan, Girard, and Jung * three anterotic moments in a consulting room. This book presents an important argument at the boundaries of the disciplines of analytical psychology, psychoanalysis, art history, and mythology. It will therefore be essential reading for all analytical psychologists and psychoanalysts as well as art historians and those with an interest in the meeting of psychoanalytic thought and mythology.
Craig E. Stephenson is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute Zurich, the Institute for Psychodrama, Zumikon, and the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. His most recent book is Possession: Jung's Comparative Anatomy of the Psyche (Routledge, 2009).
Introduction. Resident Alien: Anteros in Classical Greek and Roman Settings. La Recuperation: Anteros in the Italian Renaissance. Anteros as Contr'amour in the French Enlightenment. Chthonic Anteros in the French Romantic Cosmology. Anteros at the Threshold of English Modernism. Contemporary Artists of the Anterotic. Psychologizing Anteros: Freud, Lacan, Girard. Psychologizing Anteros: Jung. Three Anterotic Moments in a Consulting Room. An Open End: Anteros as a More Visible Mystery.
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