Professor Michael Levine

cross-listed with Comparative Literature 195:247:01

In English. No prerequisites.

Psychoanalysis is traditionally viewed as a theory of interpretation, as a way, for example, of deciphering the meaning of dreams. Yet, it is also and perhaps above all a unique form of human interaction, an experience, a happening. One name Freud gave to this potentially transformative experience was transference. The course will explore these different dimensions of analytic thought and practice through close readings of Freud’s own case studies and theoretical writings as well as through the study of literature, film, and television series such as In Treatment and The Sopranos.

Course fulfills the Core requirements AHo & AHp