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The stabilisation of ego identifications in psychosis

Lewis, Andrew J. 2003, The stabilisation of ego identifications in psychosis, Analysis, vol. 12, pp. 57-69.

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Title The stabilisation of ego identifications in psychosis
Author(s) Lewis, Andrew J.
Journal name Analysis
Volume number 12
Start page 57
End page 69
Publisher Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis
Place of publication Carlton South, Vic.
Publication date 2003
ISSN 1324-5155
Keyword(s) psychosis
James Joyce
symptom
stabilisation
Summary The paper discusses the stabilisation of psychotic fragmentation which can occur in psychoanalytic treatments of patients with psychosis. The paper examines the writing practice of James Joyce with reference to its construction of Joyce as the artist and the manner in which he uses his continuous writing practice to inscribe himself and his name into literary history. The clinical significance of this practice is examined according to the theory of writing as a stabilising symptom, drawing on the work of Jacques Lacan in his later seminars.
Language eng
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30021992

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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