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Intro Lectures March 10

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University of Toronto St. George
Andre Gombay

March 10, 2011 Freud Exams are to be returned today ***Essay topic on Blackboard. Due in two weeks. 1800 words. No penalty for writing a bit more. Connection between repression, melancholia and super-ego. There is one article. It is mentioned in one of the chapters of the new lectures. Imagine that youre a journalist for the Globe and Mail and you must write about this paper. Youre writing supposing the readers dont already know about the subject. You need to explain. You dont have to give your opinion but you can. Write in simple English as you would in the GandM. Make it as interesting as possible. You can if you want, give your opinion. NEW LECTURES Written 17 years after. During that time, Freud has changed his mind during this time. Lectures 31 and 32 are very important. Prof is going to talk about two articles that Freud wrote between two sets of lectures. One is called Beyond the Pleasure Principle. BTPP was motivated largely by the problem that occurred during and after the war. Freud called this war neurosis. Soldiers often develop neurotic diseases. It was tended to be kept secret. It became a big problem on both sides of the war during WWI and WWII. One of the names for this is Gulf War syndrome. Sometimes it is called War Neurosis. The standard for this is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is soldiers who have witnessed a very traumatic event and they keep repeating this
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